In related stories, both Clark County School District (CCSD) Police and Henderson Police forces have announced plans to focus on traffic violations having to do with the opening of schools later this month.
Las Vegas Police to Focus on School Zones and Stopped Busses
CCSD Police spokesman Robert Mayer asks all drivers to, “Drive responsibly, slow down. Don’t drive under substances that impact them. Police aren’t going to be everywhere. We try to be, but we will be out there.”
In the past year, 15 school-aged children were killed in auto-related crashes. Police plan on patrolling near schools to focus on drivers disobeying speed and other traffic laws around schools.
Stopping for school busses will also receive police attention during this back to school season. Erin Breen of the Nevada Department of Traffic Safety indicates that Clark County has done poorly in this area in the past. “We’ve been doing this project for eight years and we range between 75,000 and 80,000 violations. We’d very much like that to be zero this year.”
Henderson Police Concentrate on Pedestrian Safety
Henderson Police will be holding a Joining Forces campaign in preparation for the new school year. This campaign will use “saturation patrols” which will target intersections with clearly marked crosswalks. This Joining Forces campaign will conclude August 24.
This campaign will focus on drivers who are not paying attention to pedestrians in crosswalks, and also pedestrians who are crossing outside of crosswalks or are otherwise crossing unsafely or illegally.
There were 100 pedestrian deaths in Nevada in 2017, which represents a 25% increase over the 2016 pedestrian death total.
Back to School driving tips
A year ago, this month, we published a blog entry regarding safety tipsfor the Back-to-School season. These are based on violations we see during the back-to-school season. To summarize that blog:
- Obey school zone speed limits
- Pay attention to crosswalks
- Be safe around school busses
- Watch for school children, pedestrians and bicyclists
- Watch for traffic backups at school entrances
- Know you children’s school’s drop off and pick up zones and policies
Ticket Busters Wishes All a Safe Back-to-School
Traffic patterns change when school goes back into session. Be aware of schools on routes you use frequently and be sure to slow down and drive safely. We wish all students a safe and productive school year. Las Vegas has a reputation for enforcing school zone speed limits. If you do get tagged in a school zone, Ticket Busters can help. We can negotiate your ticket with the applicable court to reduce your charges and fines, with most charges reduced to non-moving violations. This saves you the time of dealing with the courts and saves increases in DMV point totals and increases to your insurance rates. Call our office today to discuss your situation at (702) 666-6666.