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- Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participating in a regional Joining Forces event
For Immediate Release
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participating in a regional Joining Forces event
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
PRESS RELEASE: The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a regional Joining Forces event focused on speeding as part of ongoing statewide efforts to increase safety on Nevada's roads and highways.
From March 13th through March 29, 2023, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and other regional law enforcement partners will dedicate extra resources to enforce speed safety laws. This enforcement campaign aims to help save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office would remind drivers that Nevada’s law prohibits driving at a speed that is greater than “reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface and width of the highway, the weather and other highway conditions.” We urge drivers to do their part to help keep our area roadways safe by always driving within posted speed limits.
This campaign is made possible by a Joining Forces grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety. Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement in the areas of DUI, speed, distracted driving, seat belt, and pedestrian safety.
For more information about the dangers of driving too fast, visit: www.zerofatalitiesnv.com.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.