More than two dozen law enforcement agencies statewide have started a Joining Forces campaign to crack down on drivers who are speeding.
The campaign began Tuesday and runs through June 30. The Nevada Highway Patrol has increased its staffing around the clock for this event. Troopers will be looking for a variety of traffic related violations that include speeding and aggressive driving.
Most motorists, however, don’t believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but according to 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.
Joining Forces enforcement is paid for by Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety.