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Police launch speeding crackdown today

The N.C. Highway Patrol is joining with local police departments and county sheriff offices to crack down on speeders during the next week.

“No Need 2 Speed” is the name of the campaign, set to continue through the Easter weekend. The campaign began Monday, and state officials say all law enforcement agencies are participating.

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

Officials said a similar campaign last year resulted in 13,435 citations to motorists for speeding.

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