Latest Highway Patrol Effort 'Slows Down' More Than 2,500 Motorists

Posted August 23, 2005

— The

North Carolina Highway Patrol

issued more than 2,500 citations for speeding during its Operation Slow Down campaign in the Triangle and eastern part of the state last week.

From Aug. 15-21, state troopers issued 2,535 speeding citations in the Raleigh, Durham, Wilson and Smithfield areas, as well as in Fayetteville, Lumberton, Wilmington, Whiteville and Jacksonville areas. Of those, more 1,810 were for speeds that exceeded 75 mph, the Highway Patrol said.

Including other traffic violations, troopers issued a total of 4,659 citations during the weeklong campaign to put the brakes on motorists who speed. To date, there have been more than 12,000 traffic charges across the state during Operation Slow Down.

The Highway Patrol has also focused to crack down on speeding in other parts of the state. In the Triad area, troopers issued approximately 2,250 citations for speeding; in the Charlotte area, they issued about 1,310 speeding citations.

During the week of Sept. 12-18, troopers plan to focus their slow down efforts on the areas near Greenville, Morehead City, Manteo and Elizabeth City.


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