Durham police issue 72 speeding tickets in four hours
Posted March 29, 2013
Durham, N.C. — 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.