No Wiggle Room From NHP & CHP This Weekend On I-15

Joint Traffic Enforcement Operation Targets Bad Driving All Weekend

Paul Ihander
May 21, 2020 - 1:56 pm

Photo Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP)


The Nevada Highway Patrol will be joining forces with the California Highway Patrol starting Friday and through the Memorial Day weekend targeting bad driving on the I-15 corridor between California and Las Vegas.  An average of 45,000 vehicles enter Nevada on the IR15 corridor from Los Angeles, California on a daily basis, which equates to an average in excess of 16 million vehicles entering every year.  

Both NHP and CHP will concentrate enforcement efforts near the Primm area and St. Rose Parkway.  Travelers are reminded from Primm, Nevada to St. Rose Parkway is designated a “Zero Tolerance” zone.  Even the most minor traffic infraction will be enforced during the holiday weekend.  The goal of both agencies is to increase overall safety and to have zero fatalities on our roadways during the holiday weekend. 
This stretch of interstate I-15 was once considered one of the most deadly stretches of highway in the country. 
The two agencies will target speeding vehicles, move over law violators and distracted driving violations, however all traffic violations will be enforced no matter the severity.  Commuters will be warned with the DMS electronic freeway signs which will flash the message “Move Over or Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles” as well as “Entering NHP Zero Tolerance Zone” as a reminder to be safe. 
The California Highway Patrol will focus their efforts on the California side of Interstate I-15 and will include the use of their fix winged aircraft that measures speed from the air.