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Henderson Police Conclude Joining Forces Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

May 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051

Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department’s Traffic Unit, working with other area law enforcement over three weeks, stopped 161 motorists in an effort to increase awareness for pedestrian safety.

Henderson Police officers were joined by officers from Nevada Highway Patrol and Boulder City Police for the pedestrian safety enforcement effort that ran from April 23 to May 13. Officers targeted intersections with clearly marked crosswalks looking for motorists not paying attention to pedestrians and pedestrians not crossing streets safely or legally. This was the ninth joining forces effort of the year.

Officers issued 102 citations to motorists for not stopping for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Officers also issued 11 tickets for cell phone use and 24 tickets to motorists with no insurance, registration violations or driving on a revoked, suspended or expired driver’s license.

In 2013, there were 71 traffic-related pedestrian deaths in Nevada with one of those occurring in Henderson. There has been one traffic-related pedestrian death in Henderson this year.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. The grant will assist in funding special enforcement details throughout the year targeting seat belt usage, DUIs, pedestrian safety and speeding violations.

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