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398 citations issued during recent Distracted Drivers Event

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 13, 2020

On July 3, through Aug 3, seventeen officers and one civilian dispatcher with the North Las Vegas Police Department conducted a Distracted Driving Event.

Officers made a total of 394 traffic stops and issued a total of 398 citations for a variety of offenses. The breakdown is listed below.

  • 158 speeding violations
  • 30 drivers license violations
  • 15 registration violations
  • 26 equipment violations
  • 9 insurance violations
  • 49 distracted driving violations
  • 26 red light violations
  • 11 failure to yield the right of way violations
  • 1 seat belt violation
  • 2 pedestrian at fault violations
  • 3 reckless driving violations
  • 4 drowsy driver violations
  • 21 "all other" violations
  • 1 felony arrest
  • 2 field sobriety tests were conducted
  • 1 towed vehicle
  • 92 warnings given

The felony arrest was for a prohibited person having a firearm and for drug offenses.

The period of the operation was split between two days, a Monday and a Friday. The Friday event was held between 7 a.m. and noon and the Monday event was held from 6 a.m. untul 4 p.m.
The concentration of these events were in areas that reported speed violations, areas of high collisions, citizen complaints of distracted drivers and/or areas that had a high capacity of traffic traveling on it for the time period that was worked (larger traveled arteries).

Along with citations, officers warned violators of the dangers of distracted driving and how lacking full time and attention could lead to more severe traffic collisions. The purpose was education and deterrence.