ELKO — Elko law enforcement are joining forces for an influx of motorcycle riders expected to attend the Elko Motorcycle Jamboree. Thousands of riders are headed to the area.
Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Elko Police Department and the Elko Sheriff’s Department will be teaming to look for hazardous moving violations, said NHP Trooper Jim Stewart.
“These violations include stop sign, stop light, careless reckless, failure to yield, speed too fast for conditions, etc,” Stewart said. “We will also be looking for those motorists talking on their cell phones.”
Stewart reminds drivers to operate their vehicles without the use of their cell phones.
“By having this Joining Forces Campaign over the motorcycle rally weekend, we hope to have ‘zero fatalities’ on our roadways this weekend,” Stewart said.
The campaign is funded through a grant from the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Most motorcycle crashes occur at intersections and in curves. The NHP reminds motorcycle riders to wear their DOT-approved helmet.
“It reduces your chances of injury, and it’s the law,” Stewart said.