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Henderson Police Conclude Pedestrian Safety Enhanced Enforcement

August 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775

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 August 7-14.

During the enforcement period, Henderson Police stopped 424 vehicles and issued 387 citations for various violations, including 318 citations for speeding violations, nine citations for running red lights, five citations for cell phone violations and one citation for a pedestrian being at fault.

In Nevada, 80 pedestrians died in accidents involving motor vehicles in 2016, according to Nevada Department of Public Safety.

This was the 18th Joining Forces Event under the current grant.

The Henderson Police Department received $203,324.68 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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