Almost 13,500 speeding drivers were caught and ticketed in one recent week, says the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. State and local police participated in the effort.
Extra patrols distributed over 39,000 traffic and criminal citations during Easter Week, according to Becky Wallace, program director.
Wake County earned the dubious honor of first place in the state for receiving 10 percent of the speeding tickets, totaling 1,300.Â Mecklenburg, Guilford, Onslow, and Forsyth counties were next on the list.
This year’s numbers surpassed last year, when almost 12,500 drivers were ticketed for speeding.
Traffic fatalities in North Carolina in 2011 totaled 428. Of those, a sobering 412 victims were not wearing seatbelts.
Source: Fox Charlotte
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