Las Vegas police begin crackdown on speeders

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Motor School.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Motor School.(Lee Ortlieb | FOX5)
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 10:34 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) -The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) announced Monday morning that it is beginning a crackdown on aggressive drivers and speeders from June 27 through July 18.

The crackdown is part of the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Joining Forces program. According to OTS, Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional program that provides funding for law enforcement agencies to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways.

As part of Joining Forces, The Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol Division announced that it will be a part of the crackdown as well.

With funding from Joining Forces, LVMPD will increase high-visibility patrols during the crackdown.

LVMPD says that exceeding the speed limit is one of the most common factors contributing to crashes. In a press release, LVMPD said, “the difference between a non-injury collision and an injury or fatality collision can be a few miles per hour.”