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DUIs, speeders cited in traffic campaigns
by Tribune Staff
May 12, 2011 | 804 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — The Sparks Police Department, in conjunction with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Reno Police Department, assigned additional officers to the street between April 18 and May 9 looking for pedestrian violations, vehicles failing to yield to pedestrians and speeding vehicles.

A total of 284 citations were issued and six arrests made, broken down as follows:

• 6 DUI arrests

• 150 speeding citations

• 22 suspended driver’s license citations

• 14 no insurance citations

• 8 reckless driving citations

• 22 pedestrian violation citations

• 71 miscellaneous traffic violations

• 38 warnings

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among young children, and 20 percent of these fatalities among children between the ages 5 to 9 years of age are child pedestrians. Statistics also have shown that the relationship between the vehicle travel speeds and resulting pedestrian injury or death are associated with both a greater likelihood of a pedestrian crash occurrence and more severe injuries to the pedestrian. In other words, speeding is a contributing factor to both the likelihood of striking a pedestrian and causing severe injuries or death to that pedestrian.

The National Click-it-or-Ticket campaign starts May 23 and law enforcement agencies across the nation, including all local agencies, will have additional officers looking for vehicle occupants who are not wearing seat belts or for children who are not in a car seat.
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