Steve Marcus A Metro Law enforcement officer and a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper block traffic as Metro officers investigate a report of an armed person at a shopping complex in the 7000 block of North Durango Drive Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.
Southern Nevada authorities will be targeting speeding and aggressive chauffeurs beginning today through completion of the month, inning accordance with the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The operation, where more than two dozen law enforcement agencies in the state are taking part, is anticipated to run till June 28, authorities stated.
“Speeding is a contributing consider approximately one-third of fatal crashes on the country’s streets,” authorities said in a press release. “Surpassing the speed limit is considered aggressive owning just as weaving in and out of traffic, passing in emergency lanes or along the shoulder and cannot yield to other vehicle drivers.”
The effort is an attempt to minimize the number of crashes, authorities said.
Speeding is a “threat” some motorists may not comprehend, authorities said. It can cause: a potential lost of vehicle control, lowered effectiveness of protection equipment in automobiles, increased stopping ranges, and can trigger more consequential wrecks.