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NHP: Nevada passes '100 mark' for wrong-way driver calls in 2020

In 2019 NHP responded to 400
Posted: 1:29 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 17:48:45-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Highway Patrol says the state has passed the 100 mark for wrong-way driver calls in 2020.

As of Thursday, NHP statewide has responded to 101 wrong-way driver calls, 57 of those in Southern Nevada and 44 in the Northern Command Area.

RELATED: Authorities respond to over 400 wrong-way driver calls in Nevada in 2019

The figures reflect how many times someone called police or NHP to report a wrong-way driver and a trooper was sent to the area. It does not necessarily mean the incident was a crash.

Trooper Jason Buratczuk released a statement to the media saying:

It is imperative that motorists do the posted speed limit, especially during the overnight hours which is when we tend to the wrong way driver calls. By going the speed limit you are giving yourself precious reaction time to respond to a wrong way driver coming towards you. If you spot a wrong way driver on the freeway call *NHP (city streets dial 911) immediately and give the best location and vehicle description. Motorist are exempt from the cell phone law when calling in an emergency.

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