News Release

Enhanced Enforcement Targeting Speeders

August 14, 2017

Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department, in conjunction with officers throughout the Las Vegas Valley, is set to begin traffic enforcement action targeting speeders. As part of Joining Forces, a statewide law enforcement program, agencies will work together to enforce speed limit laws from August 15-August 29.

Officers will target several different streets at a time using saturation patrols throughout Henderson to stop speeding vehicles. Areas that are known for high speeds and areas that have received the most citizen complaints will be targeted during the action. Officers from neighboring jurisdictions will be assisting Henderson Police during the Joining Forces enhanced enforcement.

Speeding was the cause of about 30 percent of all fatal accidents in the United States, according to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Henderson Police Department received $203,000 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2017 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement events during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.

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