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Boulder City Police warns about excessive speeding

Posted at 2:01 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 17:51:28-04

Boulder City Police Officers say they have been pulling people over at reckless speeds more frequently during the COVID-19 Stay Home for Nevada directive.

They believe some drivers are making an assumption that they will not be pulled over or that with fewer cars on the roads, some drivers mistakenly feel faster speeds carry less risk.

Boulder City Police Chief Tim Shea says that while working to keep our officers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the department must enforce hazardous violations and will ticket violators, as are other law enforcement agencies statewide.

Police issued 365 hazardous driving violations last week.

The department has also been monitoring the speeds in the construction zone on Boulder City Parkway. Many drivers were speeding in the work zone causing hazardous conditions.

Chief Shea adds that Boulder City’s enforcement is being done with other agencies participating in the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety “Joining Forces” campaign.