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Durham police issue 72 speeding tickets in four hours

Posted March 29, 2013

Durham Police

— Durham police issued 72 speeding citations in four hours Thursday morning as part of the state's "No Need 2 Speed" campaign. 

Officers made stops between 6 and 10 a.m. at U.S. Highway 15-501 South at Morreene Road and Interstate 85 North at Cole Mill Road. 

In total, officers made 75 traffic stops. Four people were cited with driving with a revoked license, two were cited with having no operator's license and four others were cited with other traffic violations. 

Officers also arrested one wanted person. 

The Governor's Highway Safety Program will conclude its statewide campaign Sunday. 

Speed was a factor in 399 traffic fatalities in North Carolina in 2012, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

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  • beach2011 Apr 4, 10:32 a.m.

    Good for them!!! People need to SLOW DOWN!!!

  • raleighboy524 Apr 3, 2:46 p.m.

    Perhaps you mean Wednesday morning...............

  • same ole story Apr 3, 11:01 a.m.

    So glad they are able to generate revenue from law abiding citizens trying to get to work on time!!! Now maybe they can actually do some police work like to protect and serve IN CRIME RIDDEN AREAS OF DURHAM!!! Of course they are too afraid to go in to some of those areas. It is much easier to get the "soft crime" to make the statistics look like they are doing their jobs......

  • RustyDawg Apr 3, 9:22 a.m.

    They should be doing this everyday! They should set up shop on Holloway St. just east of the rail road tracks. Bring lots of ticket books!

  • NewToMe Apr 2, 10:23 a.m.

    Yay! Hope they continue this campaign. They just need to toughen the penalties. I wish they would issue attempted homicide to drivers with small children in the vehicle caught speeding.

  • No Party Affiliate Apr 1, 3:07 p.m.

    Money, money and more money! If you want to stop speeding, take license privledges away for a short time for first offense then longer on next then lose license on third. This is all about money!!!!

  • HockeyPlayerX Apr 1, 2:53 p.m.

    That must have generated a lot of revenue for both the county and the insurance companies. Thanks Durham PD...thanks a lot...

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 1, 1:06 p.m.

    I wish they would turn their attention to speeding in neighbourhoods and sub divisions. Also speeding reckless driving in store parking lots. You've really got to hold on to children in parking lots these days as many drivers don't care. I wish I know why does this problem seem many times worse in Durham than in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Is it something in the water?

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 1, 12:59 p.m.

    "I say good for the police! I'm tired of people ignoring posted limits."

    I generally agree however there places the the speed limit is just too low. Guess Rd in Durham is such a place, 4 lanes plus the turn lane, straight, and wide open with a 35MPH speed limit. The city cops will practically push you off the road when they are on their way in to work if your not going at least fifty, but than will come back after clocking in and set up a speed trap in the very same place.

  • cdurham Apr 1, 12:01 p.m.

    I say good for the police! I'm tired of people ignoring posted limits. You can bet many of the offenders were going above 65.

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