This website is a portal to share information and results from the NC COVID-19 Mobility and Health Impacts Study, a project researching the interrelationships of public health policies, mobility changes, and the transmission of COVID-19 to inform policy decisions in North Carolina.

 

Results & Reports

Initial Findings of COVID-19 Effect on NC Young Drivers – Technical Brief 2, released November 6, 2020, examines driver licensing and crash data for young drivers in North Carolina by comparing 2020 data with historical averages. Also, Technical Brief 1, released in September, presents initial findings related to NC mobility and health trends, and references national studies about the intersection of mobility and COVID health impacts. View both reports.

 

North Carolinians drove far less during the pandemic. So why did fatal crashes go up?

"Although North Carolinians drove fewer miles during the pandemic, the death toll on the state’s highways climbed to more than 1,500 — the highest number in 13 years." Our researcher Libby Thomas was interviewed for this article in The News & Observer. Read the article ...