Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Combining To Target Speeders

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT)- Southern Nevada's law enforcement community is treaming up to make sure we get to our destinations safe and sound.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is joining forces to increase high-visibility patrols through July 12th for motorists exceeding the speed limit. One-third of fatal crashes nationwide involve speeding, a statistic that is prompting local law enforcement to crack down on aggressive drivers and speeders.

Exceeding the speed limit is one of the most common factors contributing to traffic crashes and endangers everyone on the roadway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the annual cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion dollars per year.

Most motorists don't believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but driving too fast can turn a near miss into a crash or a fatality. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react. As your speed increases, so does the risk of serious injuries or fatalities in a crash.

“Every year the Nevada Highway Patrol complies statistics and data on fatal traffic crashes on Nevada's roadways, speed is always a contributing factor of at least 30 percent. The Nevada Highway Patrol will be putting more Troopers on the road with a focus on speed violations. Don’t become a statistic, slow down and arrive alive.” said Trooper Jason Buratczuk

More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at