The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is raising awareness about the dangers of speeding with the ‘Speed A Little, Lose A Lot’ campaign. They say driving too fast is one of the main causes of deaths and injuries on our roads. Speeding-related deaths have increased by 17% in the last five years. Law enforcement is using extra patrols and driver checkpoints to reinforce the importance of not driving over the speed limit.
A crash on a road with a speed limit of 65 mph or higher is more than twice as likely to result in a fatality as a crash where the speed limit it 45 or 50 mph, and nearly five times as likely as a crash where the speed limit is below 40 mph.
For more information, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660 or go to www.NCDOT.gov.