Columbus police participate in No Need 2 Speed campaign

Published 5:48 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012

During the week of April 2-8, the Columbus Police Department participated in the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s No Need 2 Speed traffic safety initiative. The enforcement focused on reducing speed-related collisions.
During the weeklong enforcement campaign, the Columbus Police Department issued 42 speeding citations and four seatbelt violations, arrested two impaired drivers, cited one person with driving while license revoked, apprehended three fugitives, made two felony arrests and handled five drug violations, 11 other traffic violations and eight other criminal violations.
Across the state, more than 39,150 citations for numerous traffic violations were issued, including 13,485 speed-related charges.
Speeding is one of the top three causes of traffic collisions in North Carolina, state officials said. In 2011, speeding was a contributing factor in 33 percent of all traffic collisions in the state, which resulted in 429 fatalities and 39,416 injuries in North Carolina.
– article submitted by the Columbus Police Department