Strict speeding crackdown a misinterpretation in N. Carolina

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Posted: Mar 24, 2016 6:37 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's public safety agency says he will let his troopers on the road decide if drivers should get a ticket for going 1 or 2 mph above the speed limit.

The original announcement for the "Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine" campaign said while many people believe they won't get a ticket for driving a few miles per hour above the speed limit, it is against the law to speed at all.

Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry sent out a news release Thursday saying the intention of the campaign was misinterpreted.

Perry says troopers will continue to have "reasonable discretion" in enforcing traffic laws.

The highway safety push started Thursday.