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14,542 speeding tickets issued in North Carolina’s “No Need 2 Speed” campaign

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 11:56:29-04

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Raleigh, NC – A total of 42,290 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide during this year’s “No Need 2 Speed” campaign, which ran March 25-31.

14,542 drivers were issued speeding tickets, officials say.

Law enforcement officers from across the state partnered with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program to increase enforcement in an effort to put a stop to one of the main causes of crashes and fatalities on North Carolina’s roads – speeding.

“Law enforcement’s presence on our roads is imperative to reminding motorists to obey speed limits, and we greatly appreciate their dedication to keeping our roads safe,” said Becky Wallace, director of GHSP.

Officers also issued 3,157 safety belt and 587 child passenger safety violations and 1,111 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 929 fugitives from justice and recovered 51 stolen vehicles.