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130 Speeding Drivers Cited in Just 4 Hours

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For four hours on Friday, August 5, The Burlington Police Department conducted “Operation Slow Down.” The goal was enforcement of the 35 MPH speed limit on North Church St. near Friendly Rd. The location for the operation was chosen due to a number of complaints that have been received from citizens in reference to speeding.

All vehicles traveling east on North Church St. were subject to speed verification by an officer utilizing a Lidar speed-measuring device. The Lidar operator would then radio the speed, and a description of the vehicle to enforcement units waiting nearby.

In just four hours the operation netted 130 speeding tickets. Those ticketed were traveling at speeds between 45 and 59 mph.

The Burlington Police Department was assisted in the operation by officers from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the Graham Police Department, the Elon Police Department and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department.

In addition, the following charges were made as a result of the traffic stops:

  • 4 Driving while license revoked violations
  • 2 Driving without a license violations
  • 3 Registration violations
  • 1 Child restraint violation
  • 1 Seat belt violation
  • 1 Drug offense.

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  1. Tom says:
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    If this many people were found traveling above the speed limit, maybe the lawmakers should look to revise the speed limit in this area. The safest speed limits are those at which 85 percent of drivers travel, which appears to be above 35 miles per hour in this case.