State's speed awareness campaign running through June 21


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The Nevada State Police Highway Patrol Division joined forces with participating law enforcement agencies in Nevada for a Joining Forces Speed Awareness Campaign.

The campaign is running June 5 to June 21.

“From 2017 to 2021 there were 491 speeding related fatalities in Nevada with 339 occurring in Clark County,” the Nevada State Police said in a news release. “In fact, speeding is one of the top contributors to fatalities on Nevada’s roadways. Speeding isn’t just about going faster than the posted speed limit. Speeding includes driving too fast during bad weather conditions such as rain, ice, and snow and jeopardizing your safety and the safety of others on the road.”

The campaign aims to increase law enforcement participation and public safety by coordinating highly visible patrols across the state with the goal of raising awareness, educating the motoring public, and saving lives, officials said.

“Speeding is more than just breaking the law,” the release said.

Officials said speeding can lead to greater potential for loss of vehicle control, increased stopping distance after a driver perceives a danger and increased crash severity leading to more injuries.

“The Nevada Highway Patrol remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on Nevada's roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of speeding, driving unrestrained, impaired driving, distracted driving and more,” the release said.

More information about safe driving and the Nevada Zero Fatalities goal is available at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths.

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