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Henderson police targeting speeders over next 2 weeks

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 19:34:19-04

The Henderson Police Department, in conjunction with officers throughout the Las Vegas valley, will be conducting special traffic enforcement targeting speeders over the next two weeks starting Tuesday.

The officers will be able to target several different streets at a time using saturation patrols throughout Henderson to stop speeding vehicles. Officers will target areas that are known for high speeds and the areas that have received the most citizen complaints.

Speeding was the cause of about 28 percent of all fatal crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. High speeds were also the cause of five of the six traffic fatalities that have occurred in Henderson this year.

This is the 12th Joining Forces event for Henderson Police under the current grant. The Nevada Highway Patrol is among the other agencies taking part.

The Henderson Police Department received $200,400 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety for the 2016 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.