A local town near me 1mph over the limit is $272. Looks like the entire state of NC is going to be doing the same thing. http://www.thetruckersreport.com/going-56-in-a-55-heres-a-ticket-say-nc-cops/ Police officers in North Carolina have been instructed to start cracking down on speeding drivers for going even 1mph over the posted speed limit. The strict enforcement is part of a campaign called “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine.” Drivers on highways across the country are used to being able to drive a bit faster than the posted speed limit. As a general guideline, most drivers feel that as long as they’re within 9mph of the limit, they’re usually fine. In fact, in some states, even the automated ticket cameras aren’t allowed to issue tickets within a “buffer zone” of 1-9mph over the speed limit. “Many Americans believe they won’t be ticketed if they drive within a ‘buffer zone’ above the posted speed limit,” said a statement on the NCDOT website. “But now, law enforcement will be targeting and ticketing speeding drivers. When it comes to speeding: Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine – the posted speed limit IS THE LAW.” According to the Highway Safety Program, the goal of the initiative is to remind people that regardless of how much over the speed limit you are, if you’re driving faster than the speed limit, you’re breaking the law. Jim O’Neill, the District Attorney for Forsyth County, noted that it might prove difficult to process the huge increase in speeding tickets that would result from letter-of-the-law enforcement. According to O’Neill, it will be up to each individual DA’s office whether or not to prosecute someone for driving 1mph over the limit. Just another reason not to live in NC.