DURHAM — Police officers from the Durham Police Department’s Traffic Unit issued 72 citations in four hours on Thursday as part of North Carolina’s “No Need 2 Speed” campaign.
Speed was a factor in 399 traffic fatalities in North Carolina in 2012, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Police departments from across the state have partnered with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program this week in the campaign to slow speeding motorists.
Thursday’s operation ran from 6 to 10 a.m. on U.S. 15-501 South at Morreene Road and on Interstate 85 North at Cole Mill Road.
Officers made 75 traffic stops, issued 72 speeding tickets, four citations for driving with a revoked license, two citations for no operator’s license and four citations for other traffic violations.
Officers also arrested one wanted person.
The campaign will continue through Sunday.