Henderson Police conducting unique traffic stings
Henderson Police are out in full force making the roads safer. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- Henderson Police are out in full force making the roads safer.
Drivers breaking the law were watched closely by officers Friday, who were setting up a sting operation at Eastern and Serene, one of the city's busiest intersections.
Here's how it works: Officers wearing plain clothes, even taking it easy in lawn chairs, watch for drivers. When someone breaks a rule, officers get on their radio.
Then the driver gets pulled over by another officer.
Police catch most drivers on their cell phones or running red lights.
This was the second time this week police conducted a traffic safety enforcement at Eastern and Serene. On Monday, they wrote 100 tickets.
"We've actually been out here 20 minutes and we've done at least six traffic stops already," said Sgt. John Gayer with the Henderson Police Department.
Police said they want drivers to pay more attention.
On Friday, Henderson made 77 total cites, 62 total stops, 22 red light, 29 cell phone and 23 others.
These stings will happen throughout Henderson over the next two weeks on Mondays and Fridays.