A Raleigh teen and a Piedmont teen were recently arrested under North Carolina's new zero-tolerance law teens driving at excessive speeds. As of last October, a driver under age 18 on a provisional North Carolina driver's license can be arrested if stopped for going 15 mph over the posted speed limit. An adult driver in the same situation would merely receive a speeding ticket.
Famed NASCAR driver Kyle Busch pleaded guilty to driving to speeding and reckless driving charges in Iredell County in late August. The criminal charges against the driver stemmed from an incident where Busch was caught going 128 mph in a 45 mph speed limit zone.