Police focusing on ticketing drivers in dangerous intersections
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local authorities will be out in force this week to target some of the county's most dangerous intersections.
On Tuesday, officers focused on the intersection of Desert Inn and Maryland Parkway, and ticketed more than 200 drivers.
They say the most common offenses were speeding, using cell phones and running red lights.
The saturation patrols are important right now because traffic fatalities around the Valley have been climbing.
The crack-down is made possible through a state-funded safety grant.
On Wednesday, law enforcement will target the North Las Vegas intersection of Lamb Boulevard and Charleston. On Thursday, they'll move patrols to Mesquite. On Friday, they'll be back in North Las Vegas focusing on Losee Road, specifically where it crosses Cheyenne and Craig. Then, on Saturday and Sunday they'll target the intersection of Tropicana and Paradise.