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Dozens of Drivers Cited in Latest Enforcement Event

Dozens of Drivers Cited in Latest Enforcement Event

 

The latest traffic enforcement event held by North Las Vegas officers resulted in dozens of citations for drivers.

Officers conducted intersection enforcement on May 4 and the results were as follows:

  • 25 speeding violations
  • 36 red light violations
  • 41 cell phone violations
  • 42 warnings issued

This enforecement was made possible by a traffic safety grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Bradley Intersection at 215 to Close Permanently

Bradley Intersection at 215 to Close Permanently

 

A potential road closure that became the subject of much discussion is now scheduled.

Bradley Road will close in both directions at the northern 215 Beltway at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The intersection of Bradley and the beltway will never reopen, and instead a bridge will be built to carry Bradley over the beltway. The new Bradley bridge is expected to open by fall 2013.

The intersection of Bradley and 215 is between Jones and Decatur boulevards. In recent weeks, the intersections of Jones and the Beltway and Decatur and the beltway have both seen an increasing level of construction. Bridges and full highway interchanges with on- and off-ramps are being built at both of those locations.

The construction is part of a $116 million widening and improvement project. Las Vegas Paving is contracted to complete the work, which is expected to be finished by summer 2014.

Walk Safely Event Planned for Monday

Walk Safely Event Planned for Monday

 

North Las Vegas Police will be out Monday to enforce the rules of the road for pedestrians.

The Pedestrians Can Walk Safely event will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Officers will be targeting mid-block crosswalks on streets with a high volume of traffic. They will be looking for drivers who do not yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and pedestrians who fail to use a crosswalk.

They will also be looking for cars that pass cars stopped for pedestrians. That is exactly what happened last year when a 6-year-old girl was killed. A group of girls were trying to cross a busy street in North Las Vegas. Several cars stopped but one car did not, hitting the girls. One girl was killed. Two others were seriously hurt.

The goal of Monday’s event is to educate drivers and pedestrians to be more aware of their surroundings. Funding for the targeted enforcement came from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Charity Event Offers Free Booster Seats

Charity Event Offers Free Booster Seats

 

Free booster seats for young children will be available on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday at a charity event.

In recognition of Black History Month, the third annual Free Booster Seats for Those in Need event will be held from 9 a.m. - noon,in the parking lot of the North Las Vegas Justice Court, 2428 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the northeast corner of Carey and MLK.

This event is being co-sponsored by North Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Natalie Tyrrell, Safe Kids Clark County, and the Black Ministers of Southern Nevada.

The free booster seats are designed for children who are 4 years of age or older who weigh at least 40 pounds. To receive the free booster seat, you must bring your child and vehicle to ensure proper installation. There are a limited number of booster seats available. The event will be first come, first served, so early arrival is recommended.

Saturation Patrols Target Local Intersections

Saturation Patrols Target Local Intersections

 

Local police continue their efforts to increase pedestrian and driver safety in southern Nevada, conducting saturation patrols at major intersections.

North Las Vegas officers participated in three saturation patrols occurring between January 24 and January 27. Their results were as follows:

  • 13 – speeding violations
  • 6 – failure to yield driver/pedestrian violations
  • 10 – driver’s license violations
  • 9 – registration violations
  • 5 – equipment violations
  • 16 – no insurance violations
  • 58 – red light violations
  • 4 – seat belt/child restraint violations
  • 23 – other violations
  • 25 – warnings issued

This event was planned in conjunction with the Statewide campaign known as "Joining Forces" and made possible by a Traffic Safety Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

 

Another round of heavy enforcement for intersection safety takes place this week in southern Nevada.

A report released this week by the Alliance for Biking and Walking rated Las Vegas 32nd out of 51 major cities for safety.

Local jurisdictions have “safety events” planned throughout the valley this week, including the following:

Right Lane on I-15 Closes Monday

Right Lane on I-15 Closes Monday

 

Construction will force the closure the right lane of I-15 southbound between Cheyenne and Carey Avenues for several months starting Monday night.

The lane will be closed 24 hours a day for several months while crews work on one of the sections of the North 5th Street Bridge over I-15.

As part of the construction, the two right lanes of the southbound side of the freeway will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday while crews place a temporary barrier rail along the work zone.