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Resource ID: #23607
Subject: Transportation
Source: News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
Date: 5/13; 5/15; 5/17; 5/20



In fiscal year 2005-06, only 2.4 percent of people with serious speeding tickets (going more than 55 mph and more than 15 miles over the limit) were convicted as charged. This series reveals loopholes in state law that encourage prosecutors and judges to let speeders get away with their crimes. This sort of leniency is dangerous, as many people each year die from speed-related collisions.

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