The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and law enforcement today announced stepped-up enforcement on speeders this summer.
Beginning Monday, the "100 Days of Summer Heat" campaign will focus on stricter enforcement of posted speed limits statewide on both state highways and interstates.
A recent spot study by the state highway department found 79 percent of vehicles clocked on interstates were speeding. The number was 81 percent on U.S. highways.
A federal grant will be used to pay overtime to state and local officers to watch for speeders, as well as a public-awareness campaign.
Authorities aren't saying what kind tolerance they will allow before writing a ticket.
Police estimate excessive speed is a factor in nearly a third of fatal wrecks in Louisiana.
"Speed has to stop in the state of Louisiana, and it's going to stop now," said the Highway Safety Commission's James Champagne. "We are running a 100-day campaign that is going to focus on that. You want to take a chance and speed? I promise you, you are going to get stopped."