Law enforcement cracking down on driving distractions |

Law enforcement cracking down on driving distractions

Staff Report
Checkpoints and police patrols will be more common in the coming weeks as Fallon police join law enforcement around the state in cracking down on impaired or distracted driving.

Over the next two weeks, Fallon residents can expect to see increased law enforcement presence in the city.

The Fallon Police Department is “Joining Forces” with law enforcement agencies statewide to crack down on impaired driving, and has an important message for the public: if you’ll be drinking, designate a sober driver, and if you drive impaired, you will be arrested.

Increasing law enforcement presence during these weeks supports the overall state goal of reaching Zero Fatalities. City of Fallon residents can help us reach that goal by following these safety guidelines:

designate a sober driver before drinking;

use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member if impaired;

call 911 if a drunk driver is spotted on the road;

take the keys or assist in making other arrangements for someone who is about to drive

Joining Forces enforcement is paid for by Nevada-Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.