North Carolina Highway Patrol writes nearly 13,000 traffic violations during campaign

NCHP Operation to Drive to live

The NC Highway Patrol spent a week conducting “Operation Drive to Live,” a campaign to reduce teen-related crashes during prom season. The operation began Monday, April 16 and focused on education and enforcement. Troopers conducted more than 153 traffic safety presentations and patrolled nearly 560 school zones, monitoring driving behaviors of teens as they traveled to and from school. The NC Highway Patrol says across the nation, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death of teens each year. “Simply talking to teenagers about the perils of driving recklessly is the first step”, said First Sergeant Michael Baker, SHP spokesperson. “Working together, we can reduce the number of teenage collisions one conversation at a time. Although the campaign has ended, troopers will continue to monitor teenage drivers throughout the year. Here’s a look at some of the totals in our area, which includes 10 counties in Southeastern NC:

  • 53 DWI charges
  • 5 DWI under 21 charges
  • 795 Speeding tickets
  • 248 Seat belt tickets
  • 2 Felony drug violations

Across the state, a total of 12,801 traffic and criminal violations were found during this campaign.

4/27/18

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