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Officials remind drivers there's "No Need 2 Speed"

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Law enforcement will crack down on speeding this week. (Source: NCDOT) Law enforcement will crack down on speeding this week. (Source: NCDOT)

STATEWIDE, NC (WECT) – Remember to slow down when you're driving. Speeding is one of the main causes of crashes and fatalities on North Carolina roads and was a factor in nearly 400 deaths last year, according to the NC Department of Transportation.

The Governor's Highway Safety Program has teamed up with law enforcement agencies across the state to step up enforcements throughout the week as part of its "No Need 2 Speed" campaign.

"We are all busy and we all have places to be," said GHSP Director Becky Wallace. "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."

According to a press release about the campaign, officers will focus their efforts on all roads, including interstates, major highways, rural two –lane roads and city streets across the state.

During the 2012 "No Need 2 Speed" campaign nearly 13,500 drivers were cited for speeding.

For more information on "No Need 2 Speed," visit the Governor's Highway Safety Program website.

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