Henderson Police Conclude Joining Forces Event Targeting Distracted Drivers
January 27, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA ROTHMEYER, (702) 267-4596
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson Police Department concluded its 4th campaign under the current Joining Forces Program targeting distracted drivers.
During the enforcement initiative that ran from January 6th through January 24th, Henderson Police Officers made a total of 467 traffic stops.
Of the 467 stops completed, Traffic Officers issued 295 citations for speeding, 38 distracted driving citations (such as cell phone use), 11 no insurance citations, 10 driver’s license violation citations, 18 registration violation citations, 9 red light violation citations, 1 seatbelt violation citation, and multiple other traffic related citations. Additionally, 99 motorists were issued a warning, in lieu of a citation.
Henderson Police Department received $201,000 in federal funding for the extra enforcement initiatives through the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety for the 2020 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement events during the year focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.
Please contact Officer Katrina Rothmeyer, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509
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