Slow Down Campaign In High Gear

Governor Mike Easley has announced the kickoff to the second annual "Operation Slow Down."

During the first campaign, in 2005, the highway patrol issued more than 16,000 traffic citations, most of them for speeding.

Also during that time, speed-related collisions dropped 17% and fatalties dropped 6.6%. You can help troopers by dialing star-h-p on your cellphone to report dangerous drivers.