Extra Police Enforcement for "Speed Week"

By KBJR News 1

Extra Police Enforcement for "Speed Week"

June 7, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Authorities in Minnesota will be ramping up their speed enforcement as part of "Speed Week".

"Speed Week" will be taking place June 17-23 and police will be out in full force with extra speed enforcement.

The campaign is part of the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety's Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety initiative.

Unsafe and illegal speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes.

Authorities say that drivers are putting others at risk by speeding, tailgating, unsafe passing, running lights and weaving in and out of traffic.

State Patrol Lt. Jason Hanson of the Duluth District says that law enforcement wants motorists to arrive at their destinations safely and without incident, but that everyone needs to work together.

A two-week statewide speed campaign is planned for July as well.

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