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Increasing patrols

August 14, 2012

On the way to work and school be prepared to follow traffic laws or pay a fine.

This school year, N.C. Highway Patrol is working with area police departments to help get parents to work and children to school. This means more patrols on area roads near school zones.

In the past, traffic congestion and collisions have increased at the beginning of school years, said Highway Patrol Sgt. Brent Hipp. The increase is believed to be due to the amount of traffic and inexperienced drivers out on the roadways, he said.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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