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Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed Nets 31,760 Speeding Violations

December 2nd, 2009

OPERATION SLOW DOWN/NO NEED 2 SPEED NETS 31,760

SPEEDING VIOLATIONS

83,118 traffic and criminal citations issued statewide

RALEIGH — The Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced today that state and local law enforcement officers cited 31,760 motorists for speeding during the Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed campaign, which ran Nov. 16-29. A total of 83,118 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

“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.”

Officers also issued 4,904 safety belt and 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 www.ncdot.gov/programs/ghsp.

For more information about Operation Slow Down 2009, visit the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety’s Web site at www.nccrimecontrol.org/shp.

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