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Henderson Police Conclude Joining Forces Speeding Enforcement

April 01, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051

Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department’s Traffic Unit, working with other area law enforcement in early March, stopped nearly 400 motorists in an effort to combat speeders.

Henderson Police officers were joined by officers from Nevada Highway Patrol, Boulder City Police and Mesquite Police for the special enforcement effort that ran from March 1 to March 10. This is the sixth joining forces effort so far this year.

The officers stopped a total of 390 motorists handing out 273 speeding tickets. The officers also issued 6 citations for not wearing seat belts, 15 for cell phone use, 31 for registration violations and 56 for no insurance.

The Henderson Police Department received $188,000 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety for the Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement efforts during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.

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