Rocky Mount police recently wrapped up a campaign targeting litterers and drivers failing to secure their loads.
According to a press release, officers increased patrols of major roadways in Rocky Mount between Jan. 15 and Feb. 14 to identify and cite violators for littering and not properly securing their loads. Police said drivers who do not secure their loads can cause trash and debris to litter the roadside and can cause hazards to other drivers. Twenty-one people were cited for littering and 35 people were charged for failure to properly secure their loads.
“The police department will continue this initiative and encourage citizens to report this activity to make our highways safer and beautify our community,” Cpl. Mike Lewis said in the press release.