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N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

Traffic & Roads
(Credit: Acme News Archive) RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers to follow the speed limit as part of 'Operation Crash Reduction' from Oct. 9-15.  The annual campaign enforces safe driving during one of the deadliest months of the year for fatal vehicle crashes. Motorists may notice increased law enforcement efforts to crack down on speeding motorists and bring awareness to unsafe speeds in communities statewide next week, including radar operations and speed display signs.  “Ensuring the safety of all drivers is our highest priority,” said Mark Ezzell, director of the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “We are urging everyone to slow down and obey the posted roadway signs. The choices you make behind the wheel can...
DUI Driver Caught Speeding With Drugs and Gun in Car, Arrested

DUI Driver Caught Speeding With Drugs and Gun in Car, Arrested

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver who sped past a police officer last weekend was arrested after being pulled over for speeding once officers realized the driver was intoxicated, with drugs and a gun in the car. On Saturday July 23rd 2022, a patrol officer with the Asheboro Police Department was about to turn onto North Fayetteville Street when they saw a dark in color passenger car drive past them at a high rate of speed. According to a police report, once the officer caught up to the vehicle they matched their speed with the suspect vehicle they estimated the suspect vehicle to be traveling at 86 mph, almost double the posted speed limit of 45mph. In the report, that officer says when she finally pulled the vehicle over on Underwood Street and walked up to the front driver side window ...
NCDOT “Work Zone Awareness Month and Speed A Little, Lose A Lot”

NCDOT “Work Zone Awareness Month and Speed A Little, Lose A Lot”

Traffic & Roads
Andrey / Adobe Stock RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) – Construction is ramping up across the state, and officials are using the upcoming week as a reminder to drive safely in work zones. April 11-15 is Work Zone Awareness Week across North Carolina. Drivers should always use caution when traveling through a work zone and follow these tips: Turn on headlights so workers and other drivers can see you.Dedicate your full attention to the road.Never change lanes in a work zone. Earlier this week, the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program unveiled the National Work Zone Memorial, as it made a stop at a Welcome Center off Interstate 95. The traveling memorial honors those killed in work zones nationwide, including 37 fallen workers in our state. In 2021, there were 6,200 crashes i...
SHP Plans Stepped Up Enforcement As Holiday Drivers Take To Road

SHP Plans Stepped Up Enforcement As Holiday Drivers Take To Road

Traffic & Roads
Car seat belt fastening close-up. Driving safely. (eshana_blue / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - As people prepare to travel for the holiday, the N.C. State Highway Patrol (SHP) is preparing for the increased number of drivers expected across the state. With the vaccine and lifting of COVID-19 restrictions travel this year is expected to be up. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that more than 48 million people will travel by road across the U.S. in the coming days and weeks. Photo provided by NC SHP According to a press release by the NC SHP during the coming weeks its Troopers will be proactively targeting dangerous driver behaviors including speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving as well as increasing their visibility on highly traveled corridors to...