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Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways
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Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

 

Law enforcement agencies from around southern Nevada will be combining forces in hopes of making roads safer.

The Southern Nevada Traffic Task Force announced Tuesday plans for a saturated enforcement area along two stretches of freeway in the Las Vegas valley.

Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police, North Las Vegas and Henderson Police will be out in force Wednesday, patrolling along U.S. 95 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Lake Mead Boulevard and along I-15 from Lake Mead Boulevard to Russell Road.

Officers will be looking for drivers who are following to closely, speeding, changing lanes unsafely, using a cell phone or driving while distracted.

"We are going to take on a zero tolerance mentality with all of our officers, which are going to be patrolling throughout this area, looking for the different violations which we have noted to be accident causing," NHP trooper Loy Hixson said.

The enforcement comes on the heels of a successful crackdown event in April where more than 500 tickets were issued.

"We got a lot of positive feedback from the community," Metro Police Sgt. Todd Raybuck said. "We got a lot of people that were honking and waving at the officers as they were doing their enforcement. Quite a few pedestrians that came up and thanked the officers for being there, because they see the traffic problems in that area everyday."

The task force said the ultimate goal of the enforcement is to increase awareness of violations that cause crashes.

 

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