...during 2010 N.C. highway safety campaigns
State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has announced that state and local law enforcement officers across North Carolina issued 622,413 traffic and criminal citations during highway safety campaigns last year.
Last year’s totals include 16,096 driving while impaired arrests and 51,754 occupant protection citations for safety belt and child passenger safety violations. Officers also issued 174,250 speeding violations and 6,485 recovered fugitives from justice.
“These lifesaving campaigns educate our citizens on several key highway safety issues and prove effective in enforcing our traffic laws,” said Conti. I appreciate the time and dedication law enforcement agencies put forth during the campaigns and for making our roads a safer place to travel.”