Henderson Police Get Money for Special Traffic Enforcement Efforts | Transportation
Henderson Police announced a plan to have 11 special traffic enforcement efforts over the next year thanks to a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.
The department received $105,000 in federal funding through the state in the Joining Forces program. Officers will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt usage, speeding, distracted driving and impaired drivers.
“I have worked many traffic accidents in my time as a police officer and know the impact that a drunk driver can have on a family and a community,” Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “I know that our efforts will help reduce the number of drunken drivers on our roadways and increase the number of people wearing their seat belts.”
According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, 246 people were killed in car crashes in Nevada last year. So far this year, 212 people have died on the state’s roadways and 146 of those deaths happened in Clark County. In Henderson, 13 people have been killed in traffic accidents this year.