Columbus police department participates in No Need 2 Speed

Published 8:33 am Monday, April 25, 2011

From March 28 through April 3, the Columbus Police Department participated in the No Need 2 Speed highway safety campaign, in conjunction with the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program and other state and local law enforcement agencies.
During the week-long enforcement campaign, the Columbus Police Department issued 14 speeding citations, two safety belt violations, one driving while license revoked, 15 other traffic violations, 10 criminal violations and two drug violations.
The Columbus Police Department also apprehended three impaired drivers, four wanted fugitives, four felony arrests and transported eight prisoners.
The goal of all traffic enforcement activities, especially speed related, is to improve safety on our roadways by saving life and property. For every 10 miles per hour you drive over 50 m.p.h., you double your chances of dying or being seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. Speeding is also the number one cause for motor vehicle collisions.
The Columbus Police Department reminds drivers also to buckle up, obey the speed limit and never drink and drive.
– article submitted

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