Henderson PD Targeting Speeders Over The Next 3 Weeks

Boulder City Also Joining In The Effort

Mitch Kelly
January 31, 2020 - 6:12 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) – The City of Henderson Police Department will start a traffic enforcement initiative targeting speeders from January 31st through February 17th.

As a part of the Joining Forces program, law enforcement agencies will work together to enforce speed limit laws.  During this time, Henderson Police will use officers dedicated to the initiative to complete saturation patrols throughout the Henderson area to stop speeding vehicles.  These officers will target areas that are known for high speeds and areas that have received the most citizen complaints.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws.  The goal is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities”.  Speeding was a contributing factor in nearly 26% of all traffic fatalities for 2018, continuing the trend.
 
The 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 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement events during the year focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.

The Boulder City Police Department is also joing in the effort.

“We have seen a number of people treating the speed limit like a suggestion, but there is never a good reason for someone to speed,” said Chief Tim Shea. “Getting caught can be costly; fines can run hundreds of dollars depending on the offense. Not only is it costly – it is also dangerous. We’ve seen time and again the devastating impact these senseless accidents have on family and friends of victims.”

More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.