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Henderson Police Conclude Pedestrian Safety Enhanced Enforcement

June 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT WILLIAMS, (702) 267-4596

Henderson, Nev. – Keeping Henderson roads safe is everyone’s responsibility, whether you are traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle. In an effort to make the roadways safer, Henderson Police used saturation patrols for enhanced enforcement of traffic laws involving pedestrians during the most recent statewide Joining Forces initiative that ran from June 1-9.

During the enforcement period, Henderson Police stopped 562 vehicles and issued 483 citations, including 367 citations for speeding violations, 15 citations for running red lights, 16 citations for cell phone violations and two citations to pedestrians for violations committed while crossing the roadway.

Last year alone in Nevada, 80 pedestrians died in accidents involving motor vehicles, according to Nevada Department of Public Safety.

This was the 14th Joining Forces event under the current grant.

The Henderson Police Department received $203,000 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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