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Extra speed patrols planned July 6-21

Area law enforcement will have extra speed patrols July 6-21.

The departments are emphasizing the needs to drive safely through the added patrols and education efforts.

Unsafe and illegal speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes, the Red Wing Police Department reported.

The enforcement and education efforts are coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety as part of the Toward Zero Deaths program.