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Nevada Highway Patrol - Southern Command
Tuesday January 1st, 2013 :: 08:56 a.m. PST


Nevada Highway Patrol Kicks Off The New Year With Zero Tolerance Zone For The Primm District

Las Vegas- The Nevada Highway Patrol is starting the new year by targeting the highly
traveled Interstate 15 corridor from Las Vegas to Primm, NV with a new Zero Tolerance
Zone Campaign. Starting January 1, 2013, the Nevada Highway Patrol will crack down
on all traffic violations to reduce fatalities and injuries due to 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
“The goal is to educate commuters on the most dangerous and accident causing violations on this highly traveled stretch of highway”, Says Trooper Jeremie Elliott. “Common infractions including driving under the influence, cell phone use, speeding, or simply not wearing a seatbelt 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.

To schedule live interviews, on set interviews or reporter ride alongs, please contact
Trooper Jeremie Elliott or Trooper Loy Hixson by email or by phone 702-533-6981 or 702-533-6808.

Nevada Highway Patrol - Southern Command
4615 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 702-486-4100

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