Boulder City police cite drivers, pedestrians breaking the law
Boulder City police joined the effort in recent weeks to improve crosswalk safety with some targeted enforcement. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Boulder City police joined the effort in recent weeks to improve crosswalk safety with some targeted enforcement.
Officer set up today at a mid-block crosswalk along a main stretch in the city on Monday.
The stretch of 93 includes restaurants, shops and hotels and is the main route visitors use to get to Hoover Dam. Foot traffic is common, prompting officers to enforce pedestrian safety laws.
"We've seen a lot of violations by motorists who tell us after we stop them that they didn't see the pedestrian," Officer Perkins said during the enforcement patrols.
The speed limit on the stretch of 93 is 35 MPH.
Undercover officers were used as part of the enforcement.
Boulder City Police reported a total of 63 traffic stops that resulted in 74 citations.
Of those, police issued 52 tickets for failure to yield to a pedestrian, 12 seatbelt violations, 5 cell phone violations, 4 no proof of insurance violations and 1 registration violation.
The enforcement patrol was conducted by four officers during six-hour period.