Police Work to Curb Dangerous Driving
Speeders didn't have much of a chance at two major corridors in north part of the valley. More than 25 officers from seven different law enforcement agencies teamed up to stop and ticket people who were breaking law.
There's a reason police chose the area of Craig and Decatur. The speed limit on Craig Road is 45, but officers say they often see speeds out here of up to 80 miles per hour.
Cops came out in full force to bust speeders and aggressive drivers. They hit Craig from Decatur to Lamb Wednesday morning and Lake Mead from Rancho to Pecos.
Officers say the name of the game is zero tolerance. Drivers who went just ten miles an hour over the speed limit got hit with a $190 fine. Lead-foot drivers will pay even more and police say speeding is just part of the problem.
"Please wear your seat belt. Pay attention to what you're doing. You are driving a 3,000 pound vehicle. Watch your speed. If you're not paying attention to what you're doing, not focusing on driving solely, you can get into a serious accident, and cause serious injuries," said Sgt. Randy Carter with the North Las Vegas Police Department.
It's not against the law in this state, but police say too many people get behind the wheel and talk and text on their cell phones causing too many accidents. Authorities urge drivers to focus on the roads and not be distracted.
This is all part of a special task force. North Las Vegas, Metro, NHP, Henderson, School District Police, Las Vegas Marshals and even College of Southern Nevada Police took part, pulling over dozens of people for breaking the law.
You will see this saturation again, once a month in different parts of the valley.