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Henderson police target impaired drivers, riders

Posted at 5:58 PM, Feb 05, 2018

Henderson police have begun an enhanced traffic enforcement program targeting impaired drivers and riders. The traffic initiative began Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 15.
As part of a statewide law enforcement program called Joining Forces, agencies will work together in an effort to make roadways safer through increased patrol saturation specifically targeting impaired drivers and riders.
The Henderson Police Department received $135,000 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2018 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement events during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.