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Highway Patrol starts Primm District Zero Tolerance Zone

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Updated: 1/01/2013 9:02 am
LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Highway Patrol will target the highly traveled Interstate 15 corridor from Las Vegas to Primm with a new Zero Tolerance Zone Campaign.

Starting today, the Nevada Highway Patrol will crack down on all traffic violations to reduce fatalities and injuries because of collisions from the California state line to Las Vegas.

Also known as the Primm District, an average of 43,864 vehicles pass through the area every day.

In the past five years, Troopers have responded to a total of 877 crashes in the Primm District. Twenty-three of those crashes resulted in a fatality, and 45 of them involved alcohol.

“The goal is to educate commuters on the most dangerous and accident causing violations on this highly traveled stretch of highway,” Trooper Jeremie Elliott says. “Common infractions including driving under the influence, cell phone use, speeding, or simply not wearing a seat belt often lead to disastrous and deadly mistakes.”

The campaign will also utilize the DMS electronic freeway signs which will flash the message "Entering NHP Zero Tolerance Zone" to remind drivers to be safe.

-- From news release
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