Bandy said he pulled that language verbatim from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration's website, and the objective of this campaign is to target speeders like they have with every speed enforcement campaign every year.

Some states have laws requiring automated speed cameras to have such a buffer, but officers on the road have no such limitations. Only 8 percent of the state's speeding-related fatalities occurred on interstate highways.

Snotherly added that the campaign was designed for awareness and to encourage drivers to follow the posted speed limits.

The agency says many people believe they won't get a ticket so long as they don't travel too far beyond the speed limit.

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McCrory, formerly mayor of Charlotte for 14 years, had criticized the local ordinance, The Associated Press reported . Above, McCrory speaks during the Wake County Republican convention at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh on March 8.

"You know the highway patrol, we want to treat the people right, treat people correctly", said Forbes.

WITN's own Stacia Strong met with the North Carolina Highway Patrol to find out that is fact and fiction about this new campaign. "Should a hazard come out in front of you, let's say five miles over the speed limit, that increase your stopping distance 20 or 30 feet". He said sometimes it comes down to weather or other driving conditions, but the safest way to avoid a speeding ticket is to drive the posted speed limit. "We want to help our state and local law enforcement get out their message Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine to reduce fatalities".

According to Bandy, the campaign is the same one they've always used, it's just operating under a new name. More than 300 speeding tickets were issued in Randolph County during the 2015 campaign.