The Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Motorists who slow down and travel at posted speeds will not only increase their chances of arriving at their destination safely but they will also conserve fuel. Speed is the leading cause of traffic collisions and fatalities in the state. Troopers will be cracking down on speeders and will increase patrols on all interstates and major four lane highways during the holiday. Last year in North Carolina, 10 people died and 470 were injured over the Labor Day period. Citizens may report crashes, drunk drivers, stranded motorists or other highway situations to the Highway Patrol by dialing *HP (*47) on their cellular telephones. This is a toll free call that connects the caller with the nearest Highway Patrol communications center.