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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro police are starting an aggressive traffic enforcement campaign in 2014 aimed at making Battleground Avenue safer for drivers.

A spokesperson for the department says warning signs will be posted Monday and then the campaign will begin Tuesday.

For eight weeks, 20 officers will be stationed on a five mile stretch of Battleground Avenue, between West Cornwallis Drive and Horse Pen Creek Road.

Some officers will be in marked cars, while others will be under cover. All will be cracking down on unsafe behavior on the road.

Police did the same thing on Wendover Avenue before the holidays. Officers saturated the road, and they say injuries in traffic accidents fell 21 percent, despite collisions increasing by 3 percent.

Greensboro police say the traffic enforcement campaign comes at no additional cost to the department.

5 comments

  • FaithC

    I am not saying that Battleground Ave. could not use this, but with all the crime in Greensboro is this the best use of the police services?

  • Cripes A Mighty

    If every cop on duty did this during their normal shift throughout the city, we would not need special campaigns like this. Problem is, most cops drive around looking only for certain types of crimes, while wholly ignoring the dangerous driving that occurs each and every day.

  • Billy

    As long as there’s money for the state in writing tickets they’ll always favor this over going after real crime.

  • Bigjohn

    “For eight weeks, 20 officers will be stationed on a five mile stretch of Battleground Avenue, between West Cornwallis Drive and Horse Pen Creek Road.”

    And you wonder why crime is on the increase and so bad in Greensboro? To catch one thief or one armed robber or one person breaking into a house would be worth more than writing a hundred speeding tickets. Get your priorities in order and start cracking down on gang members and real criminals, not people trying to get to work on time.

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