Speeders on Law Enforcement’s Radar through Sep 2nd – Excessive Speed
One-third of fatal crashes nationwide involve speeding, a statistic that is prompting local law enforcement to crack down on speeders in Nevada.
The Carson City Sheriffs Office is joining forces to increase high-visibility patrols from August 22nd, through September 2nd, 2020, for motorists exceeding the speed limit.
School zone speed limits in Carson City are 15 mph when the zone is active. Deputies will be patrolling school zones reminding drivers to slow down and watch for children. Most other surface streets in Carson City are 25mph zones in and around residential neighborhoods.
Most motorists do not believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but driving too fast can turn a near miss into a crash or a fatality. Reaction times are limited, as your speed increases, so does the risk of serious injuries or fatalities in a crash. Exceeding the speed limit is one of the most common factors contributing to traffic crashes and endangers everyone on the roadway.
Drivers excuses for speeding are endless, you name it we’ve heard it. Bottom line, slow down arrive safely.
The Carson City Sheriffs Office remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of speeding. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.