The NCDOT has just launched their annual “Obey The Sign or Pay The Fine Campaign”. From March 24th through April 3rd, police will be pulling over and ticketing anyone driving above the posted speed limit – even if it’s only 1 mph over the limit.
Many people believe that if the speed limit is 65, you won’t get pulled over for doing 1 to 9 MPH over the limit – a so called “buffer zone”. Police are hoping that this campaign will help to change that mindset.
Annual “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” campaign kicked off today in Rocky Mount, NC: https://t.co/TuHRdKgWi0 pic.twitter.com/Rl5vYR8Zte
— NCDOT (@NCDOT) March 24, 2016
North Carolina is the following Maryland’s lead in trying to debunk the “buffer zone” myth.
If the campaign is successful, it’s likely other states could announce similar safety campaigns.