Joining Forces looks to slow down speeders | NevadaAppeal.com

Joining Forces looks to slow down speeders

Nevada Appeal staff report

Throughout the rest of July, local law enforcement will be working on slowing down speeders in Northern Nevada.

For the July Joining Forces event, Highway Patrol and Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be focusing on drivers exceeding the speed limit or driving aggressively.

Speeding is a contributing factor in one-third of fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways. Exceeding the speed limit is considered aggressive driving, just as weaving in and out of traffic, passing in emergency lanes or along the shoulder, and failing to yield to other motorists.

Consequences of speeding include: greater potential for loss of vehicle control, reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment, increased stopping distance when driver perceives a danger, increased degree of crash severity and unexpected economic and psychological implication of a speed-related crash.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be deploying more deputies on the streets in an attempt to slow down drivers. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to slow down and drive safe.