Operation Drive To Live Kicks Off Monday

The NC Highway Patrol will kick off "Operation Drive to Live" Monday which targets young drivers around the time of prom season.

The week-long initiative aims to remind teenage drivers about the dangers of driving irresponsibly. Troopers will be enforcing all traffic laws around schools from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week.

Traffic collisions are the leading cause of teenage deaths in both North Carolina and the nation.

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  • by joe blow on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:17 PM
    let the kids just have fun...
  • by MIKE Location: williamston on Apr 11, 2011 at 06:50 PM
    To bad both martin county high schools have already had their prom.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 at 02:42 PM
    Is it Drive to live or Drive to live? I'm confused.
  • by OSOC Location: Washington on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    For you that say the SHP are profiling, we appreciate it. Google "Prom teenager killed". You can take the time to read through all 9,200,000 posts or decide it is for a reason. I know this is only prevention, however, we have all heard and experienced the loss on prom night, don't let it be yours....
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    Kudos to the Highway Patrol!
  • by Educator on Apr 11, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    Apparently most of you commenting have not had the WONDERFUL, (please note sarcasm), opportunity to bury a student who you have taught or been associated with in school and has been killed in an accident. Senseless accidents occur this time of year after such events due to the fact that kids feel they are invulnerable to such a thing. Having a higher profile of law enforcement is worth every penny if it saves even one person's life. Based on some of the comments, you are probably the people who ignore school zone speed limit posting because it is inconvenient to slow down for a few hundred feet or think the flashing lights on a bus are simply a suggestion as to stop.
  • by BoCo to GVL commuter Location: Washington on Apr 11, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    I sincerely hope that they will patrol the school zone by Pactolus school! I am sick of being tailgated and flipped off because I actually slowed down to 45mph for the school zone instead of speeding 60-70 mph through the 45 mph zone. Of course it doesn't help that I've been behind a NCSHP car that didn't slow down either. Shouldn't they be setting an example? And I don't mean once, I've seen her speed through that school zone at least 3 times.
  • by sunshine on Apr 11, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    Evidently those that have already posted don't understand that many traffic fatalities occur at this time of the year, esp prom time. Would you rather an officer stop your child, give them a ticket if they have broken the door OR have a Trooper notify you that your child was involved in an accident and that they were injured badly or killed? Parents you need to talk to your children, it is illegal for them to be drinking if they are less than 21 and most especially of they are drinking and driving. Prom time, senior skip etc. Know where your kids are.
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Apr 11, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    I understand the reasoning behind this, just wander if they troopers will be obeying all the traffic laws they are enforcing on others.
  • by Gumby on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:56 AM
    If it help save lives I'm for it.For some of you people that disagree, you may never seen a young one pulled from a vehilce cut in half that has been drinking.To sad to see someone die so soon.
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