NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — One-third of fatal crashes nationwide involve speeding, a statistic that is prompting local law enforcement officers to crack down on aggressive drivers and speeders in Nevada this summer.
Nevada law enforcement officers, including North Las Vegas Police, are Joining Forces to increase high-visibility patrols between Aug. 29-Sept. 1 for motorists exceeding the speed limit.
Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for the conditions is one of the most common factors contributing to traffic crashes. Driving too fast can turn a near miss into a crash, or a fatality. Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes and at a tremendous cost. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the annual cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion.
Most motorists do not believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but driving too fast can turn a near miss into a crash or a fatality. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react. As your speed increases, so does the risk of serious injuries or fatalities in a crash.
The North Las Vegas Police Department remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of speeding. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com [zerofatalitiesnv.com].