Raleigh, N.C. — 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.