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Henderson Police Conclude “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Campaign

December 04, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
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Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police have concluded an enhanced traffic enforcement effort designed to make roadways safer through increased patrol saturations specifically checking on seat belt use by drivers and their passengers after being contacted for other primary traffic violations. Seat belt violations are secondary offenses in the state of Nevada.

Historically, Nevadans use their seatbelts consistently and in 2017 approximately 90% of the time (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), and the recent initiative still supports this.

Police Officers ticketed 5 motorists for no seat belt use and 1 driver for a child restraint violation after being stopped for other violations during the approximate two-week “Click It or Ticket” enhanced enforcement period that ran from November 18 through December 2.

Officers made 186 traffic stops and issued a total of 174 citations to motorists, including 85 citations for speeding violations, 27 citations for registration and insurance violations, 26 citations for red light violations, 11 citations for distracted driving (operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone) and several citations for other violations. There were also 2 fugitive arrests as a result of contact after being stopped for a traffic violation.

This was the 2nd Joining Forces event under the current grant.

The Henderson Police Department received $183,860 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2019 (Performance period Oct 1, 2018 thru Sept 30, 2019) 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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