I will go ahead and admit that I speed. Usually, I’ll go 75-80 mph on the interstate and usually I’ll go 10 mph over the posted speed limit in town. I’ve always had a bit of a lead foot. But I need to watch it this week and if you’re a speeder too, you may wanna slow down. In North and South Carolina, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on speeders this week.
According to WCNC, a multi-state campaign called ‘Operation Southern Slow Down,’ is happening this week. There will be a heavier law enforcement presence along roads in York, Lancaster and Chester counties. You can expect to see more police in other areas too. Last week one of my friends in Gastonia got a speeding ticket and yesterday she posted a picture of someone else getting a ticket in the same spot. That means cops are out and about, enforcing speed limits.
Law enforcement agencies in both states say that speed related accidents have gone up recently. And even though I speed, I’ve seen some folks on I 85 fly! Yesterday, as I was driving to work, a guy on a motorcycle was going at least 100 mph. He passed all the traffic and was going in and out of cars. This always makes me nervous. Going that fast is one thing, but then weaving in and out of cars? Scary!
A friend of mine shared a video last week on Facebook of a guy talking about how the left lane on the interstate is for folks with ‘ticket money’. LOL! Despite driving fast in the left lane however, I definitely do not have ‘ticket money’ so I need to slow my butt down!
Drivers in North and South Carolina are being warned by law enforcement not to go over the posted speed limit. So, if you’re like me and drive 30 miles to work and back, be aware of your speed when driving on the interstate and in your town. Ticket money or not, it sucks to get pulled over. And if you get a ticket, your insurance rates will go up and no one wants that. Just a little ‘PSA of the Day’ from Aunty Mel!
As @IndiraEskieva reports, through a multi-state campaign called 'Operation Southern Slow Down,' there will be a heavier law enforcement presence along roads in York, Lancaster and Chester counties. https://t.co/gcbXXy2ius— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) July 19, 2022
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