Troopers: Increased Chance Of Accidents During The Holiday Weekend

According to troopers there is an increased chance of traffic accidents and fatalities over the holiday weekend, so they plan to be out in full force making sure people are following traffic laws.

Highway patrol is asking people to remember to wear a seat-belt and of course don’t drink and drive.

Trooper Amanda Signs said, "If you want to drink, drink, but you need to stay home or call someone. There's nothing wrong with that. Call a taxi, call another person, a sober driver to drive you home."

The highway patrols “Click It Or Ticket” campaign is in effect right now. Officers will also be conducting traffic stops.


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  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on May 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM
    To Yankee Transplant: I'm Southern, female, and I do use my turn signals, plus I don't run red lights! Biker I agree with you 100%! I always watch out for the bikers, bicycles, pedestrians,etc...
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    There is also an increased chance that you will be issued a citation for the slightest infraction. They need to justify their jobs and NC needs the revenue.
  • by Bike rider Location: ENC on May 29, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    Get out of the way is a funny "foolish" person. Not only can't he spell correctly, but he makes an assumption about a person's motorcycle without even knowing what kind of bike BCSwampfox has. Never "ASSUME"
  • by BCSwampfox Location: Eastern NC on May 29, 2011 at 05:35 AM
    Watch out for the bikers. We have a right to the road also! So many drive and act like we are not even there. There are some crazy "cagers" out there!
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      by Mike on May 29, 2011 at 07:04 AM in reply to BCSwampfox
      B I N G O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      by Get out the way on May 29, 2011 at 08:07 AM in reply to BCSwampfox
      Well stop hogging the road with you puney bikes.Get out the dang blame way.Bad as people standing in the streets when they got 2 acres of land to be standing on.They are some crazy high almighty rightousness out there!
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      by Biker on May 29, 2011 at 10:49 AM in reply to BCSwampfox
      And remember, people on bicycles can get DWI's too!!
  • by Ferg Location: NC on May 28, 2011 at 09:36 PM
    Thank you President Obama for the $4.00 a gallon gas price. Is this still, G W Bush's fault?
  • by Yankee Transplant Location: Greenville on May 28, 2011 at 08:00 PM
    If the Southerners were removed from driving on the roads with their bad habits such as running red lights and not using turn signals, there wouldn't be as many accidents as there are around here.
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      by Mike on May 29, 2011 at 02:45 AM in reply to Yankee Transplant
      I95 runs North and South git on her an go. Just be sure to signal when you make your lane changes.
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        by HAHAHA on May 29, 2011 at 05:38 AM in reply to Mike
        whewww that was toooo funnnyyyy. but so true
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        by Yankee Transplant on May 29, 2011 at 05:40 AM in reply to Mike
        Don't worry, I always use my turn signals. I'm not lazy like the people are around here.
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      by BLAHammed on May 29, 2011 at 05:09 AM in reply to Yankee Transplant
      If the Yankees visiting the OBX could drive the speed limt and stop rubber necking and be a lot more courteous there would not be any accidents aound here except for migrant workers that cant read a sign.Anyway,Transplant?More like Full Frontal Lobotomy.
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      by redneck on May 29, 2011 at 07:11 AM in reply to Yankee Transplant
      and if you would go back up north you wouldnt have to worry about us running red lights and not using signals. nobody burned that bridge you crossed heading down here.
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        by jerry on May 29, 2011 at 07:02 PM in reply to redneck
        And remember, protect the sand flies, without`em we`d up to our armpits in yankees.
  • by EBN Location: ENC on May 28, 2011 at 06:14 PM
    Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. To every veteran: Thank you for your service!
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      by SandSpur on May 28, 2011 at 08:05 PM in reply to EBN
      I also wish to thank EVERY US Service Person for our freedoms we enjoy Every Day. God Bless America!
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