This upcoming weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. While Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who lost their lives while serving our country in the United States Armed Forces, many take this longer weekend as an opportunity to travel.
The cheery weather forecast may motivate travelers to visit our local beaches this weekend, causing increased traffic and crowded roads.
As part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program “Click It or Ticket” which launched on Monday, May 20, 2013, law enforcement officers across the state will increase patrols over the holiday weekend and will cite patrons not wearing seatbelts.
The Wilmington area’s law enforcement unfolded the campaign last Wednesday by setting up checkpoints on Randall Parkway, New Centre Drive, Eastwood Road near the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge, and Airlie Road and issued close to one hundred citations for traffic infractions and other crimes including seat belt violations, texting while driving, speeding, driving with no operators license, and simple possession of marijuana.
We urge you to obey the law and stay safe. However, if you or someone you know receive a traffic ticket or get charged with a crime in or around Wilmington, NC in New Hanover County, Brunswick County (Bolivia, NC), or Pender County (Burgaw, NC) call Collins Law Firm at: 910-793-9000 for a confidential consultation.
By Jana H. Collins, Office Manager