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NC law enforcement cracking down on speeding

Posted March 25, 2013

— The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across North Carolina for the “No Need 2 Speed” campaign.

Speeding is one of the main causes of crashes and fatalities on state roads and was a factor in 399 deaths last year, officials said.

“We are all busy, and we all have places to be,” Becky Wallace, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, said in a statement. “That extra couple of minutes you might save isn’t worth your life or the life of a loved one. Slow down and obey the speed limit.”

The “No Need 2 Speed” campaign lasts through next weekend, and officers will focus their efforts on interstates, major highways, rural two-lane roads and city streets statewide.

During the “No Need 2 Speed” campaign in April 2012, state and local law enforcement agencies cited 13,435 motorists for speeding.

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  • Terkel Mar 26, 7:58 p.m.

    "Frequently, I have had people ride my bumper even though they could easily pass me. I can not figure that out." whatelseisnew

    I was going to say the same thing. I'll add, there can be only one other car for miles on a two-lane road, no curves, dotted line (OK to pass) in our lane, and STILL they've got to be right up on me. And I'm going the limit. If on the interstate, I'm in the far right lane doing 60 and do not speed up when you can pass on the left. For all you naysayers who want to blame everyone else for being too slow, I'm telling you it doesn't always matter. Some people just stupidly tailgate because their daddy drove that way.

  • Terkel Mar 26, 7:35 p.m.

    "They are always racing down the left lane no lights and right on your rear, but they have an excuse they may be going to a call HA!!!"

    My favorites are the ones who, when they don't make the light to make the left-hand turn, just turn on the lights and whoop once, then go on their way. Waiting's for civilians.

  • mewuvbb Mar 26, 7:26 p.m.

    They need to crack down on drunk drivers too, make the sentence harder

  • Whatev333 Mar 26, 7:24 p.m.

    After three rather large speeding tickets in another state over a ten year period... I learned to SLOW DOWN. It isn't rocket science. Now I deal with tailgaters on a constant basis. If they p me off too much I just pull over and let them go by. Pretty simple. Anything else would be dumb. You don't know what kind of drugs people are on these days...

  • whatelseisnew Mar 26, 5:14 p.m.

    Sad truth is, they could eliminate most speeding. Make each 1 MPH over the limit a 1000 dollar fine. None of this points garbage, just soak them for the money.

  • whatelseisnew Mar 26, 5:13 p.m.

    "By chance, are you in the left lane and not passing anyone when these vehicles are right on your bumper? Because it doesn't matter if you're going 100 mph, if you're not passing anyone, you don't belong in the left lane."

    If I am not passing another vehicle, I am in the right lane. Frequently, I have had people ride my bumper even though they could easily pass me. I can not figure that out. I put up with it for a bit, then I start reducing my speed, until the person finally gets a clue and goes around. I don't jam on the brakes, I just keep easing off the gas. About 95 percent of drivers actually do not KNOW how to drive. Most people have little clue as to how a tiny tiny amount of tire surface is keeping the vehicle traveling tire side down, and they mostly are not thinking about what the distance might be to come to an emergency stop.

  • whatelseisnew Mar 26, 5:08 p.m.

    "Can they also ticket the people who drive under the speed limit. That should also be required. Every day I get behind some loser yacking on a cellphone driving 10-15 miles under the limit."

    Which limit are you talking about. The ACTUAL limit, or the 10 to 15 MPH you normally drive OVER the limit. I have no problem with the speed demons killing themselves. It makes the roads safer for the rest of us that actually have a clue about driving.

  • ocorre123 Mar 26, 4:48 p.m.

    Take it easy, Take it easy...You'll get there!

  • tallsteve8609 Mar 26, 4:03 p.m.

    Drive by one simple policy, Lead, Follow, or Get out of the way.

  • kgbkgb1967 Mar 26, 12:49 p.m.

    Can they also ticket the people who drive under the speed limit. That should also be required. Every day I get behind some loser yacking on a cellphone driving 10-15 miles under the limit.

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