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GPD To Crack Down On Wendover Avenue Traffic Violations

6:00 PM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- The Greensboro Police Department is looking to crack down on dangerous driving on one of the city's major artery.

The department will begin a traffic enforcement campaign on Wendover Avenue Tuesday, August 6 starting at 6AM. Police will monitor drivers from Penry Road to Bridford Parkway, it's an 11-mile perimeter.

Police say the goal is to prevent wrecks, protect drivers and passengers traveling on Greensboro roadways.

Public Information Officer Susan Danielsen says police will crack down on speeding, drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts, texting and driving, and other traffic violations.

However, they will not be focusing on people that are driving slow, due to no minimal speed sign posted on the roadway, Danielsen said.

The program will last about a year and it will go through different phases. From Tuesday, August, 6th until October, police will carry out a zero-tolerance campaign, meaning, if you break the law, you'll get a ticket.

After the initial phase, police will still patrol the area heavily, but might focus on different offenses at different times.

Danielsen says the goal of this is to prevent wrecks, protect drivers and passengers, and protect property in the city.

According to a news release, six people have died in 2012 on Wendover, including two pedestrians. Property damage associated with the collisions was estimated at more than $3 Million from last year.

Several agencies will be participating the enforcement efforts, including Guilford County Driving While Impaired Task Force, NC State Highway Patrol, Guilford County Sheriff's Office, and NC A&T State University Police.

"We are adopting a zero-tolerance approach to violations of law during the first two months of the operations," explained Officer JB Price, Greensboro police officer.


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