More troopers to patrol for Bowl

Additional highway patrol troopers will be on the roads for Super Bowl Sunday, an official said.

The increase is an effort to potentially reduce the number of impaired drivers on roadways in conjunction with the national awareness campaign "Over the Limit, Under Arrest," said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen.

"With a grant sponsored from the Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety, additional troopers from Northern Command will be on duty specifically looking for impaired drivers, as well as for hazardous moving violations," Allen said in a press release. "By placing additional personnel on paid overtime, the Northern Command is able to provide the level of service needed to handle all calls for service and accident prevention."

Troopers will also be looking for seat belt and child-restraint violations during their traffic enforcement stops.

"We would like to remind all motorists that wearing a seat belt and placing our young children in car seats each and every time we take a trip, regardless of its duration, is the most important task in staying safe," said Allen.

The Northern Command encompasses Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Yerington, Silver Springs, Dayton and all of Douglas County.

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