More than two dozen law enforcement agencies statewide will be Joining Forces to crack down on drivers exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for road conditions. Between June 10 – 28, 2017 law enforcement statewide will join forces in an effort to save lives and slow drivers down.
Speeding is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways. Exceeding the speed limit is considered aggressive driving just as weaving in and out of traffic, passing in emergency lanes or along the shoulder and failing to yield to other motorists.
“We’ve all heard it before, Speed Kills!!! The Nevada Highway Patrol is Joining Forces with local agencies to reduce the number of crashes on our roadways and to enhance safety to the motoring public. Drivers are reminded to slow down or it’s going to cost them, we need everyone’s help to help us reach our goal of Zero Fatalities”.
Most motorists do not believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the consequences of driving too fast include:
Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment
Increased stopping distance when the driver perceives a danger
Increased degree of crash severity leading to more debilitating injuries
Unexpected economic and psychological implications of a speed-related crash
The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding and expertise, creates partnerships and promotes education to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways.
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