The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is stepping up traffic enforcement at intersections and crosswalks March 11-19, looking for red light and stop sign violations, pedestrian violations, speeders and distracted drivers.
"Key factors in many of the recent fatal highway traffic accidents have been driver inattention and failure to yield to pedestrians," said Sgt. Pat Brooks. "DCSO deputies will continue to enforce all traffic violations on all roadways throughout the county; these violations in particular will be targeted and enforced. Citations will be issued to violators."
The enforcement detail is partially paid for by a grant from the State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.
Sheriff Ron Pierini reminded all motorists to slow down, pay attention, and drive defensively.
"Distracted, hurried or inattentive driving could lead to a life-ending tragic accident," Pierini said.