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Henderson Police Target Distracted Drivers during Enhanced Enforcement Efforts

April 11, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA ROTHMEYER, (702) 267-4596

Henderson, Nev. –The Henderson Police Department will start a 10 day enhanced traffic enforcement action targeting distracted drivers from April 12 through April 22, 2019.

As part of Joining Forces, a statewide law enforcement program, agencies will work together in an effort to make roadways safer by enforcing distracted driving laws.

Nevada law forbids drivers from using a cell phone or other electronic device at any time while their vehicle is in operation, even when stopped at a red light. Drivers can use a hands-free headset or Bluetooth to make calls while driving. However, talking on the phone should not divert their attention from driving safely.

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, using a cell phone while driving has been found to quadruple your risk of being involved in an accident.

Henderson Police Department received $183,860 in federal funding for the extra patrols through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2019 Joining Forces program.

Please contact Officer Katrina Rothmeyer, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509

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