January 24, 2022
Law Enforcement Reminding Drivers to Check Their Speed Help Save a Life by Slowing Down
One-third of fatal crashes nationwide involve speeding, a statistic that is prompting law enforcement to crack down on aggressive drivers and speeders. The Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol Division is joining forces to increase high-visibility patrols from January 24 through February 6, 2022.
Most motorists do not believe speeding is as risky as other hazardous driving behaviors but driving too fast can turn a near miss crash into a fatality. Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for the conditions is one of the most common factors contributing to traffic crashes. In 2021, speed was one of the top two contributing factors for fatal crashes on Nevada roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the annual cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion dollars per year.
The Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of speeding. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Visit www.zerofatalitiesnv.com for more information.