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Law enforcement agencies crackdown on speeders, aggressive drivers

Posted at 6:58 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 10:35:11-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — You can expect to see a lot more officers on the roads in the coming weeks.

After cracking down on DUIs for New Year's Eve, multiple local law enforcement agencies are now teaming up to crack down on speeding and it's not just happening on freeways.

Police and troopers across the state are now targeting speeders. They will also focus on known areas where many crashes have happened and areas people complain most about.

Nevada Highway Patrol says speed was a factor in nearly one third of deadly crashes in 2018.

And since December -- from North Las Vegas to Henderson -- we've seen several crashes where police say the drivers involved were driving too fast for road conditions.

Many of these happened on surface streets.

We've seen properties damaged in Inspirada, six teens sent to the hospital in Henderson near Harmony Park, and a woman lost her life in North Las Vegas. Almost always, neighbors living where these crashes happened tell us speeding was an issue in the area.