Pine Knoll Shores police cracking down on traffic violators in neighborhood

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Residents in a beach town on the Crystal Coast are frustrated with drivers not obeying traffic signs.

Over the past few weeks, locals have complained to the Pine Knoll Shores Police Department of drivers not stopping at a four-way intersection. Neighbors have reported vehicles driving through stop signs on Cedar Road and Cypress Drive. 

Officials have taken matters into their own hands and stationed police cars nearby the stop signs. Police Chief of PKS Police Department said, “we’ve issued citations to residents, to visitors, we’ve issued them to contractors, and one of my officers even cited a FedEx truck.” 

In the past week, Thompson said they have pulled over between 25 to 30 cars. 10 to 12 citations have been issued with a fine of $238. Thompson added the citation will not only raise your insurance but can be costly in court. 

The police department is aiming for public outreach to remind drivers of the rules. They have posted on Facebook about the issue and are planning to speak with the Homeowners Association. 

No accidents have been reported in this area. 

Thompson said their safety efforts will continue until they see a change. 

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