Law officers tell NC motorists to slow down

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    RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The state Highway Patrol and local police
    departments are encouraging drivers to slow down on North
    Carolina’s roads.

    The patrol is sponsoring Operation Slow Down this week, while
    local law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Highway Safety
    Program are conducting No Need 2 Speed. Officers say speed is the
    leading cause of traffic fatalities and collisions in the state.

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    The speeding crackdown began Monday and continues through
    Sunday. A kickoff event will be held Wednesday at Crabtree Lake in
    Raleigh.

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