“No Need 2 Speed” Campaign Begins Today Monday, April 02, 2012

RALEIGH –The Governor’s Highway Safety Program Director Becky Wallace along with N.C. State Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Wellington Scott and Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons, Jr. kicked off the “No Need 2 Speed” Campaign today at the Rockingham Speedway.

During the week-long campaign, which lasts today through Sunday, April 8, local and state law enforcement agencies will conduct stepped up patrols and enforcement to cite speeders and other traffic law violators on North Carolina’s highways.

“Speeding can be deadly,” said GHSP Director Becky Wallace. “In North Carolina last year, there were 428 speed-related fatalities and 412 of those fatalities were unbelted. Our partnerships with law enforcement to strictly enforce North Carolina speed limits are crucial to keeping our highways safe.”

Officers will focus their efforts on all roads, including interstates, major highways, rural two-lane roads and city streets across the state. During the “No Need 2 Speed” campaign in March 2011, state and local law enforcement agencies cited 12,476 motorists for speeding.

Dangerous driving can be reported to local law enforcement by dialing 911 from anywhere in the state. For more information on “No Need 2 Speed”, go to the Governor's Highway Safety Program website. 


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