Officers target speeders in northeast Nevada

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Updated: 4/28/2014 12:20 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies are uniting in a campaign to target speeders in northeast Nevada.

The Department of Public Safety says various agencies will be focusing on drivers who put the pedal to the metal on rural highways and roads.

The campaign began Sunday and runs through May 10.

Officers say the goal is to reduce the number of traffic accidents and deaths.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show 258 traffic deaths in Nevada in 2012. Of those, 100 were attributed to speeding, up from 24 the previous year.

The Nevada Highway Patrol also wants to debunk a perception that motorists can travel 10 mph over the speed limit without being stopped.

Trooper Loy Hixson says exceeding the speed limit by even 1 mph can result in a ticket.

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Speed - 4/29/2014 1:09 PM
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Hey-distracted driving,of ANY sort,is every bit as deadly as driving impaired-it should carry the same penalties.

retired51 - 4/29/2014 12:53 PM
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I agree with you Speed! They need to start treating people on their cellphones the same as a DUI!!!

Speed - 4/29/2014 10:27 AM
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Maybe if cell phone violations brought mandatory JAIL TIME it'd cut down on violations. People aren't violating that law "by accident".

Speed - 4/29/2014 10:25 AM
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Jenna,I'll bet they WILL tell you,and it'll cost,too.

Bubbles - 4/29/2014 7:03 AM
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Why don't they target the 10 cars that run red lights at the high volume intersections every morning?

jennavb - 4/28/2014 10:43 PM
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I CAN go up to 10mph anywhere I effin feel like it. And u can't stop me. Trust me, I do it every day. I do 80 in 70mph zone going to carson. I do 85 in 75. I do 75 in 65. I go 45 in 35. Anything else??? I'm not going to have a sherriff tell me how fast to go.

freedomrings - 4/28/2014 5:46 PM
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Tax payers struggling in today's economy and the OBVIOUSLY over staffed police have nothing better to do than this .

BR549 - 4/28/2014 5:29 PM
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How about speeders on their cell phones?

retired51 - 4/28/2014 5:12 PM
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People on their cellphones are worst than the speeders!!!!

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