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'No Need to Speed' campaign begins in Moultrie

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Beginning Friday, there will be an increased police presence in Moultrie due to the rise in car accidents in recent months.

In the last several months, there were 38 car wrecks just on Veterans Parkway where the average speed limit is 55 miles per hour, but police are finding most drivers going 70 mph.

Of those 38 car crashes, there were nine injuries and one fatality.

"We had that one fatality and we're trying to get, we want voluntary compliance before we have to take enforcement action," said Lieutenant Michael Cox.

However, the police department isn't taking any risks.

"We will be out enforcing traffic laws on Veterans Parkway, and other parts of the city," said Cox.

The Georgia State Patrol and the sheriff's office will also monitor that road starting next week.

"I'm hoping that motor vehicle crashes will decrease. Which means there will be no injuries and no fatalities," said Cox.

 Lieutenant Cox also said the heightened police presence on Veterans Parkway and surrounding areas will be that way for a while.

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