NC to announce speed limit enforcement campaign Thursday


"Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine" is all over the local and state news today. The "Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine" speeding campaign is set to kick off Thursday morning in Rocky Mount. In a Wednesday lead up to a report on the initiative, Greensboro-based Fox 8 anchor Julie Grant, said officers were giving no grace for speeders.

"The highway patrol will continue to focus on what we do every day", Snotherly said. "Engineers put that limit there for a reason, but we give no directives to law enforcement on how to enforce the law, when to enforce the law, et cetera". "Clear cut, substantial violations", said Forbes.

"The entire point of this is to keep people safe", Bandy explained. About 14 percent of the country's speeding-related fatalities occur on interstate highways each year. "We are going to pull people over, as we have been pulling people over, and we are going to use good judgment".

In 2015, NCDOT says 88 percent of all speeding-related traffic fatalities in the state occurred on non-interstate roadways where the posted speed limits were 55 mph or lower.

According to Bandy, the campaign is the same one they've always used, it's just operating under a new name. However, the two-week crackdown, ending April 3, is not new.

How fast can you go on the highway without getting the attention of police? "Personally I've never seen anyone get a speeding ticket for [going] five over, but it is possible you could get stopped and get a warning".