“Speeding is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways,” said police. “Exceeding the speed limit is considered aggressive driving just as weaving in and out of traffic and failing to yield to other motorists.”
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the consequences of driving too fast include:
- Greater chance for loss of vehicle control
- Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment
- Increased stopping distance
- Increased crash severity and more debilitating injuries
- Unexpected economic and psychological implications of a crash
The enforcement effort is paid for by the Nevada Department of Public Safety.