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Henderson Police Conclude Pedestrian Safety Enhanced Enforcement

August 27, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775

Henderson, Nev. – Keeping Henderson roads safe is everyone’s responsibility, whether you are traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle. In an effort to make the roadways safer, Henderson Police used saturation patrols for enhanced enforcement of traffic laws involving pedestrians during the most recent statewide Joining Forces initiative that ran from August 6 - 24.

During the enforcement period, Henderson Police completed 459 traffic stops and issued 402 citations for various violations, including 215 citations for speeding violations, nine citations for pedestrian violations, 27 citations for running red lights, 18 citations for cell phone violations, and arrested two subjects for (DUI) Driving Under the Influence and arrested two fugitives.

Statewide there were 100 pedestrian deaths in 2017, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) preliminary report, an increase of 20 fatalities from 2016.

This was the 14th Joining Forces Event under the current grant.

The Henderson Police Department received $134,392.15 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2018 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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