Enhanced Enforcement Targets Speeders
June 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775
Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department, in conjunction with officers throughout the Las Vegas Valley, have started a 19 day traffic enforcement action targeting speeders. As part of Joining Forces, a statewide law enforcement program, agencies will work together to enforce speed limit laws from June 10 through June 28, 2017.
Officers will target several different streets at a time using saturation patrols throughout Henderson to stop speeding vehicles. Areas that are known for high speeds and areas that have received the most citizen complaints will be targeted during the action. Officers from neighboring jurisdictions will be assisting Henderson Police during the Joining Forces enhanced enforcement.
Speeding was the cause of about 30 percent of all fatal accidents in the United States, according to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Henderson Police Department received $203,700 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2017 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement events during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.
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