Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 10:48 a.m.
Officers handed out more than 500 tickets to motorists for running red lights during a three-week enforcement that ended on Friday, the Henderson Police Department reported.
Henderson Police officers, joined by officers from Metro, Boulder City, Mesquite and the Nevada Highway Patrol, targeted intersections in Henderson.
The officers issued 520 tickets for running red lights and another 132 citations for motorists using cell phones while driving, police said.
The officers also issued a number of tickets for drivers with no insurance, registration violations and driving on a revoked, suspended or expired driver’s license, officials said.
The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety — Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.
The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. The grant will assist in funding special enforcement details throughout the year targeting seat belt usage, DUIs, pedestrian safety and speeding violations.
In 2012, motor vehicle crashes killed 258 people on Nevada roadways. So far this year, 76 people have died on Nevada roadways; one fatal accident has occurred in Henderson so far this year.