Greensboro, NC -- Drivers in Greensboro were faced with an estimated 40-minute inconvenience, Sunday.
Greensboro Police say they set up license checks when they have a low call volume and can free up enough officers to check drivers without jeopardizing public safety.
Sgt. Cheryl Brady told WFMY News 2 that police, when they can do these, target high crime, high traffic areas where neighbors have lodged complaints about speeding, reckless driving. They also may set one up in a residential area if there have been a lot of burglaries.
She says she was pleased with what officers accomplished in a short time.
"We got eight tickets in 40 minutes mostly for people not having their drivers license."
"We pull them in, verify who they are write them a citation and get somebody to come pick them up.
"We don't want to create more of a problem than we are correcting. When the call volume increases, when the traffic volume increases to where it's not safe...we break it down and stop."
Brady also advises drivers not to try and avoid a license check.
"We have officers sitting in cars watching traffic..who see who turns around and they go get these cars."
WFMY News 2