Enhanced Enforcement Targets Speeders
July 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT WILLIAMS, (702) 267-4596
Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department, in conjunction with officers throughout the Las Vegas Valley, has started a two-week traffic enforcement action targeting speeders. As part of Joining Forces, a statewide law enforcement program, agencies are working together on the special enforcement of speed limit laws from July 15 through July 30.
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 $203,324 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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