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September 23, 2014

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Expect to see more police at valley’s busiest intersections

Metro Police will be swarming around busy intersections throughout the Las Vegas Valley for the next three weeks starting today as part of an initiative to improve traffic safety.

Police will be stationed at intersections that have been known to have a high frequency of collisions such as Charleston and Lamb boulevards, and Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road.

Police said the focus is on catching motorists speeding, running red lights, using cellphones and committing other accident-causing traffic violations. The goal is to increase traffic safety awareness and reduce car accidents.

The program is part of the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, police said. Officers from Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police, North Las Vegas Police and Mesquite Police departments will also be assisting in the enforcement.

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  1. "The goal is to increase traffic safety awareness and reduce car accidents."

    Wrong. The real goal is to increase revenue.

    "...the nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" -- the late President Ronald Reagan on YouTube @ http://youtu.be/xhYJS80MgYA

  2. Chunky says:

    More often than not he sees at least one car running a red light at the majority of intersections in any given day around the valley. One of the Chunkmobiles was damaged when a vehicle ran a red light on Charleston, hit another car and spun it into Mrs. Chunky's vehicle that was stopped in an opposing lane.

    Distracted drivers and running red lights is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

    No one in our self absorbed society respects anyone anymore.

    That's what Chunky thinks!