Nevada Appeal at 150: Dec. 28, 1965: Highway Patrol debuts new look | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: Dec. 28, 1965: Highway Patrol debuts new look

Superintendent Don F. Brown of the Nevada Highway Patrol, right, discusses the new Highway Patrol automobile markings with Director Louis P. Spitz of the Department of Motor Vehicles, left. The new markings, including the Highway Patrol designation in four-inch scotch lite lettering, is designed to clearly indicate to the motoring public the car is a law enforcement vehicle. Recent surveys conducted in other western states indicate the sight of a law enforcement vehicle by a driver has a psychological effect on his or her driving, causing him or her to watch his or her road manners a bit closer. This is the reason for clearly marking all Nevada Highway Patrol vehicles, according to the superintendent.
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This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.