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Nevada, California highway patrols focusing on speeding, distracted driving on I-15

Posted at 8:32 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 23:32:41-04

The Nevada Highway Patrol will be joining forces with the California Highway Patrol targeting the highly traveled Interstate 15 corridor between California and Las Vegas.

It is estimated that an average of 45,000 vehicles enter Nevada on the I-15 corridor from Los Angeles, California on a daily basis, which equates to an average in excess of 16 million vehicles entering every year.

During this week and next week California and Nevada will be on spring break so both agencies are expecting heavy vehicle traffic during this time period.
The two agencies will focus their efforts on speed infractions, the move over law and distracted driving violations. Commuters will be warned with the DMS electronic freeway signs, which will flash the message "Move Over or Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles" as well as "Entering NHP Zero Tolerance Zone" as a reminder to be safe.
The California Highway Patrol will focus their efforts on the California side of Interstate 15 and will include the use of their fix winged aircraft that measures speed from the air.