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Law Enforcement Targeting Aggressive Drivers

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Car Accident

Car AccidentLaw enforcement agencies are joining forces over the next two weeks to target aggressive drivers around the state, including the Reno area.

“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.


Karen February 19, 2016 - 9:35 am

There is an extraordinary amount of motorists who do not apparently know the rules of merging. It is the responsibility of the motorist whose lane is ending to find a safe spot in the next lane to put their car. This means either speed up, or slow down to put their car either in front or behind a car that is in the next lane. It is NOT lawful to simply veer over into the next lane as your lane ends, whether there is a car there or not. This was a daily occurrence on my commute to South Reno for work. Also, blinkers are not a courtesy, they are the law. Use them.

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