NHP increases enforcement for US 50 corridor, I-80

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Updated: 7/24/2013 5:52 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement efforts on US 50 and Interstate 80 effective today through August 12, 2013.

These efforts will emphasize on stopping and citing motorists who exceed the speed limit. In addition to the speed enforcement campaign, troopers will be looking closely at other traffic violations such as reckless or aggressive driving, driving under the influence, following too closely, talking or texting on a hand-held cell phone and lane change violations.

Anyone violating these offenses will be receiving a citation as part of a “Zero Tolerance” approach to reduce crashes in the area. 

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DukeGanote - 7/25/2013 6:56 PM
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I-80 is one of safest roads-- and they're devoting EXTRA enforcement to it?!? Is this about the *crash* or the cash$ ?? The rural interstate fatality rate is FAR FAR lower than the rates on other rural roads! Specifically the US rate is 0.81 on rural interstates, and 1.86-to-2.66 deaths per 100-million-travel miles on other rurals. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics/2011/fi30.cfm Interstates simultaneously improve safety, fuel efficiency and travel times by *eliminating* the common crashes of crashes and delays: crossing-traffic at intersections, head-on traffic in-the-next-lane, sharp curves and unforgiving roadside obstacles like trees and telephone poles. So here's a better idea: Admit that citizen-taxpayers are right, and legalize their speeds! Then troopers could focus on the crash instead of the cash!

wilson - 7/24/2013 5:49 PM
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That would be a change for the better. Highway 50 from Fernley to Fallon is a race track to some of these people. In Fallon the Sand Mountain boys speed through Fallon at flank speed and not one gets stopped; why is that? I was told that the local PD won’t stop them since they spend money in the town! And those truck companies, the yellow trucks from Fallon, the “Special Ones” who speed and pull out in front of people. They get away with it also; why is that? People from out of state run through Nevada like there are no speed limits since they can’t get away with it in their own state. This is my town and I feel violated when others compromise my safety and the safety of others. Now that the plan is out in the open to enforce the traffic laws; why doesn’t NHP do it all the time??? It shouldn’t just be until August 12th!

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