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UPDATE: Highway patrol 'joins forces' to issue 133 traffic citations near Primm

Posted at 2:02 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 16:58:21-04

UPDATE MAY 23: The Nevada Highway Patrol said troopers issued 133 combined traffic citations during their joining forces enforcement on Friday, with 122 of the citations issued were for speeding.

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

It is estimated that an average of 45,000 vehicles enter Nevada on the IR15 corridor from Los Angeles, California daily, which equates to an average in excess of 16 million cars entering every year.

Both NHP and CHP will concentrate on enforcement efforts near the Primm area and St. Rose Parkway. Travelers are reminded from Primm, Nevada to St. Rose Parkway is designated a “Zero Tolerance” zone. Even the most minor traffic infraction will be enforced during the holiday weekend.

This stretch of I-15 was once considered one of the most deadly stretches of highway in the country.

The two agencies will target speeding vehicles, move over law violators, and distracted driving violations, however, all traffic violations will be enforced no matter the severity.

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 its efforts on the California side of I-15 and will include the use of their fixed-winged aircraft that measures speed from the air.