|Speed enforcement increases in November|
|Tuesday, 13 November 2007 22:12|
Highway patrol is giving drivers a new reason to slow down this month.
“It is very important that you’re extra vigilant about your speed all the time, but we’re going to make extra sure you’re extra vigilant about your speed, because we’re bringing extra troopers into Caldwell and Watauga counties during the entire month of November.”
Sgt. Derek Dawson says Ashe and Wilkes are among other counties with extra troopers on the roads.
Targeted roads are highways with the most collisions, like 421.
“They’re going to be aggressively enforcing the laws and extremely visible on those roadways.”
This program is in addition to those encouraged by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
“To a North Carolina Highway Patrolman, every day is Click it or Ticket day. Every day is Booze it or Lose it Day. Every day is No Need to Speed Day. We don’t care what day of the week it is. We’re out there to save lives, protect property and aggressively enforce the law.”
Dawson says officers from other counties will be hitting the streets of the High Country- but he doesn’t say when. His recommendation? Slow down now.
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