N.C.’s Operation Slow Down to ‘Crack Down’ on Speeders, Enhance Safety

November 13, 2007

North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program are kicking off Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed to catch speeders on North Carolina’s highways.

Local law enforcement agencies will join troopers from now through Nov. 25 to encourage drivers to slow down and follow the speed limit.

“North Carolina law enforcement will be going after speeders who recklessly endanger our citizens,” Gov. Mike Easley said. “We lost 554 of our citizens last year due to speed-related crashes. I urge motorists to slow down and obey the speed limit. ”

Stepped-up enforcement and patrols will be conducted across the state, focusing on motorists speeding on interstates and major four-lane highways. During the combined Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed campaign in April, state and local law enforcement agencies cited 17,512 motorists for speeding.

Source: Office of the Governor of North Carolina

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