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Boulder City Is “Joining Forces” For Speed Enforcement This Weekend

Teaming Up With NHP And Metro On US-95 Between I-11 And Searchlight

April 25, 2019 - 2:42 pm
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BOULDER CITY, NV (KXNT) - Think about turning on cruise control if you plan on driving through Boulder City during the upcoming weekend.

Boulder City Police Department wants drivers to know about increased patrols this weekend. Patrol Officers will be joining up with Nevada Highway Patrol and Las Vegas Metro Police Department on US-95 between I-11 and Searchlight on April 26, 27 and 28 as part of a statewide “Joining Forces” speed enforcement campaign. The effort occurs during the Laughlin River Run, where law enforcement expects a large influx of motorcycle enthusiasts to arrive in the Laughlin area. Last year, police responded to one fatal accident during the River Run and made numerous stops for speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h.

The focus coincides with Nevada’s law enforcement officers participating in the “Joining Forces” program. Officers statewide will be working to keep the roads safe by watching for drivers exceeding the speed limit. This “Joining Forces” enforcement runs through May 8, 2019.

Speed can turn a near miss into a crash, or worse, a tragedy. “The open highway can have unseen hazards: potholes, debris, and even wildlife can interfere with drivers,” said Boulder City Police Chief Tim Shea. “Motorcyclists often can’t slow down or stop as easily as someone driving a car. One error can have fatal consequences.”

Speeding endangers everyone on the road. It killed 9,557 people in 2015 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Speed limits are there to protect you and others on the road. Speed also affects your safety even when you’re driving the speed limit but too fast for road conditions. Such conditions include bad weather, road construction, driving at night or on poorly lit roads. Please watch your speed and arrive at your destinations safely.

More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal or on Joining Forces and other statewide traffic safety programs, please visit www.zerofatalitiesnv.com.