Raleigh Traffic Ticket Law Firm Reports on the Results of the "No Need to Speed" Campaign in North Carolina

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Matheson Law Office, a Wake County Traffic and Criminal Defense Law Firm, discusses the results of the "No Need to Speed" Campaign under the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

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These tickets can cause a Driver's insurance costs to increase from a small percentage to several hundred dollars. Worse then that, under certain circumstances, a Driver could lose their license for up to a year.

For most drivers in North Carolina, obeying traffic laws comes as second nature. However, for some with 'lead feet' the urge to speed on North Carolina streets or Highways is tempting. Under the Governor's Highway Safety Program, the State ran the "No Need to Speed" Campaign earlier this year. This campaign is designed to nab those drivers on North Carolina roads who are speeding and/or violating other North Carolina Traffic Laws.

Around Raleigh, many drivers received a Wake County Speeding Ticket during the Campaign, which ran from March 25th to the 31st this year. In fact, as was reported by WKRG News on April 25th, more then 14,000 speeding tickets were issued during the campaign. Additionally, Law Enforcement issued over 3000 seat belt citations and 587 child restraint tickets. All told, the State had over 30,000 traffic and criminal charges issued during the "No Need to Speed" Campaign.

For residence of North Carolina's Capital and surrounding area, it was very common to see an increased presence of patrol officers on major thoroughfares. From Interstate 40 to other major roads in and around Raleigh, Drivers could see more officers on the road and side roads looking for speeders.

"Many people who receive tickets during these campaigns struggle with what these tickets will mean to their insurance. North Carolina uses two different points systems; one for insurance and one for the Driver's License so it can be confusing trying to determine what they can expect," Raleigh Traffic Ticket Attorney M. Moseley Matheson stated. "Many times I'll receive calls from clients who've heard from a friend or family member about what to expect and what can be done; most of the time this advice is wrong or incomplete. The need for Wake County Traffic Attorney, even for minor traffic tickets, is imperative to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your ticket. These tickets can cause a Driver's insurance costs to increase from a small percentage to several hundred dollars. Worse then that, under certain circumstances, a Driver could lose their license for up to a year."

This campaign, similar to the "Click It or Ticket It" and the "Booze It or Lose It" campaigns, are designed to increase patrol and presence by local and state law enforcement officers to deter, and when necessary, cite drivers for violating North Carolina Traffic Laws. Drivers run a greater risk of being caught for very simple matters like seat belts and speeding during these campaigns then they would during any other time.    

"For Drivers caught during this campaign, it's important to realize that these tickets can have lasting effects, not only on your driving record and insurance premium, but may also impact other driver's on their insurance policy," Raleigh DUI Attorney Matheson stated. "The reality is, even though hiring an attorney can be expensive, it will be less in the long run then the cost of a conviction of these type of traffic tickets."

If you are looking for Raleigh Traffic Attorneys, or may be in need of a Wake County Criminal Defense Law Firm, contact the Matheson Law Office at 919-335-5291. The Matheson Law Office offers free consultations to new clients where they will speak with an Wake County Criminal Attorney about their case.

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