More than 50,000 motorists were ticketed during a weeklong, statewide crackdown on speeders by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Troopers issued 51,198 charges during what they called Operation
Slow Down. Of those citations, 24, 274 were for speeding and 954
were for driving while impaired, or DWI.
The leading cause of traffic fatalities and accidents is speed.
Spokesman Lieutenant Everett Clendenin says the Highway Patrol
plans to continue the campaign using helicopters, motorcycles and
unmarked patrol cars.