Henderson Police Conclude “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Campaign
December 03, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA ROTHMEYER, (702) 267-4596
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson Police have concluded an enhanced traffic enforcement effort designed to make roadways safer through increased patrol saturations, specifically checking on seat belt use by drivers and their passengers after being contacted for other primary traffic violations.
Seat belt violations are secondary offenses in the state of Nevada.
Historically, Nevadans use their seatbelts consistently and in 2018 approximately 90% of the time (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), and the recent initiative still supports this.
Police Officers ticketed 29 motorists for not wearing their seatbelts, after being stopped for other violations during the approximate two-week “Click It or Ticket” enhanced enforcement period that ran from November 18th through December 2nd.
Officers made a total of 265 traffic stops resulting in 270 violation citations, 1 arrest, and 54 warnings in lieu of a citation. Of the 265 traffic stops, 127 drivers were cited for speeding, 15 were cited for registration and insurance violations, 9 were cited for red light violations, 2 were cited for distracted driving (operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone), as well as multiple various other violations.
This was the 2nd Joining Forces initiative under the current grant.
Henderson Police Department received $201,000 in federal funding for the extra enforcement initiatives through the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety for the 2020 (Performance period Oct 1, 2019 thru Sept 30, 2020) Joining Forces program.
Please contact Officer Katrina Rothmeyer, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509
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