- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s history museum is giving patrons an opportunity to look back at nearly 90 years of the state Highway Patrol.

An exhibit opening Saturday highlights the patrol’s history and showcases vehicles and other artifacts since the organization’s founding in 1929 to address the increase of motor vehicle traffic and resulting deaths on the state’s highways.

On display at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh are instruments that catch speeders ranging from a speed-timing watch used in the 1950s and ‘60s to radar used until a decade ago.

Admission to the exhibition is free. It runs until August.

Nearly 1,800 troopers work statewide.

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