More than 31,000 drivers cited for speeding in NC

Posted by Debra Worley - email

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - More than 31,000 motorists were cited for speeding during the recent Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed campaign.

The initiative ran from Nov. 16-29 to encourage drivers to slow down during their holiday travels.

"Speeding is the leading cause of crashes," said David Weinstein, director of GHSP. "These campaigns help make our highways safer and aim to remind motorists to obey the speed limit."

A total of 83,118 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

Officers issued 4,904 safety belt, 873 child passenger safety violations, and 1,430 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 615 fugitives from justice and recovered 98 stolen vehicles.

For county-by-county citation totals or more information about No Need 2 Speed, visit the Governor's Highway Safety Program Web site at

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