NC teen driving campaign results in 4,000 speeding violations

Photo Courtesy: Emma Wright/WNCN

RALEIGH, N.C. – The State Highway Patrol concluded its “Operation Drive to Live” campaign, resulting in thousands of violations.

The campaign focused on promoting safe driving awareness to teenage drivers.

During the safe driving campaign, Troopers enforced all traffic laws around the state’s high schools and conducted traffic safety education programs. Troopers were actively looking for violations such as speeding, following too closely, careless and reckless driving and any violation that can result in serious injury or death.

Troopers presented over 125 traffic safety education programs to students across the state.

The campaign resulted in 4,189 speeding violations, 1,378 seat belt violations, and 4,369 other traffic violations. More than 1,400 written warnings were also given.

In 2015, the Highway Patrol investigated over 58,812 crashes involving drivers and passengers who were between the ages of 15 and 19. Of those crashes, 10,501 injuries were reported and 107 resulted in one or more fatalities.

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