NC troopers ticket thousands for speeding

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - State troopers and police have ticketed thousands of speeding drivers in the past two weeks.

As of April 12, more than 38,000 citations were issued during the speed enforcement campaign.

Police wrote more than 19,000 tickets and troopers wrote more than 18,000 tickets.

Last week troopers also wrote 965 tickets during a campaign to target speeders in work zones along major highways.

Authorities say driving too fast is the leading cause of wrecks and highway deaths.

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