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January 29, 2015

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NHP cracking down on speeders today

Beyond the Sun

The Nevada Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols along the northern 215 Beltway today to catch speeders.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a "zero tolerance" policy will be employed and all speeders will be ticketed, Trooper Kevin Honea said.

Honea said the goal is to reduce the number of speed-related fatalities and lessen the severity of injuries sustained in collisions.

The theme of this latest effort, in the wake of this past weekend's NASCAR festivities, is "Leave Speed at the Track."

"Speed is a contributing factor in about 40 percent of the crashes that we respond to," Honea said. "We are doing what we can throughout the year to reduce speeding."

NHP will also conduct saturation patrols in conjunction with the Henderson Police Department from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7 and March 14. Honea said the location of those efforts in Henderson is yet to be determined.

On March 13, NHP also plans to increase patrols along Interstate 15 from Primm to the southern edge of the 215 Beltway.

Jeff O’Brien can be reached at 990-8957 or [email protected].

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