RALEIGH – The Governor’s Highway Safety Program teamed up with local enforcement officers for two hours on Monday as part of the “No Need 2 Speed” campaign kickoff. Officers cited 150 speeders using the LIDAR (Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging instrument) at three locations along I-40 in Wake County.
Positioned at bridges on Old Reedy Creek Road, Jones Sausage Road and Lake Wheeler Road over I-40, officers used the LIDAR to track speeders and communicate via radio to officers positioned along the interstate. The highest speed clocked was 94 mph.
The following local law enforcement participated: Wendell, Zebulon, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Garner, Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, NC State University and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.
Law enforcement officers will continue to conduct stepped up enforcement efforts for the “No Need 2 Speed” campaign through Sunday, March 31.
Speeding is one of the main causes of crashes and fatalities on North Carolina’s roads, and was a factor in 399 deaths last year. Officers will focus their efforts on all roads, including interstates, major highways, rural two-lane roads and city streets across the state.
Dangerous driving can be reported to local law enforcement by dialing 911 from anywhere in the state. For more information on “No Need 2 Speed,” visit the Governor's Highway Safety Program website.
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