RALEIGH, N.C. -- Officials say nearly 16,000 motorists were cited during a one-week campaign to curb speeding on North Carolina highways.
The Governor's Highway Safety Program announced on Friday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 15,789 motorists during the Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed campaign, which ran March 29 through April 4.
Across the state, 61,766 traffic and criminal citations were issued.
Officers also issued 3,990 safety belt and 637 child passenger safety violations and 907 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 379 fugitives from justice and recovered 42 stolen vehicles.
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