Douglas County joins anti-speeding efforts in Nevada
Nevada law enforcement officials will focus on stopping speeding motorists through June 30.
“In an effort to make the streets safer, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will be joining forces looking for drivers who are speeding throughout Douglas and Lyon counties during this time,” according to a press release for enforcement effort.
“Many people think speeding may not be dangerous while driving. However, the chances of being involved in a traffic accident rise as you speed. There is a greater risk of losing control of your vehicle and the amount of time it takes to stop a vehicle increases when you are speeding. People may suffer unexpected economical and psychological effects as a result of being in an accident caused by speeding. These are just a few reasons why you should go the posted speed limit and not speed while driving to your destination.”
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office also encourages drivers to wear seat belts and slow down.