Metro Joining Forces To Target Speeders

Extra Enforcement Being Done Through The End Of March

Mitch Kelly
March 25, 2020 - 6:04 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - It's a difficult time these days in Nevada, with thousands of people currently laid off from their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

That said, don't expect law enforcement to cut you a break if you're violating the rules of the road. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is joining forces to increase high-visibility patrols from March 20th through March 30th, 2020, for motorists exceeding the speed limit. 

Exceeding the speed limit is one of the most common factors contributing to traffic crashes and endangers everyone on the roadway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  estimates that the annual cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion dollars per year. One-third of fatal crashes nationwide involve speeding.

In a statement, Metro says that "even in this difficult time, it is more important than ever to have Traffic Safety on our minds. With less vehicles on the roadway, drivers may be tempted to exceed speed limits on Las Vegas’ roadways. Speeding is just as dangerous now as ever, if not more so."

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