weather icon Clear

NHP increasing seat belt enforcement efforts

Nevada’s law enforcement officers participating in the Joining Forces program are increasing seat belt enforcement efforts throughout the state.

While law enforcement continues to conduct traffic stops daily for a multitude of violations, the focus through Dec. 2 will be on “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement, the Nevada Highway Patrol announced in a news release earlier this month.

“Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash,” the release stated.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States in 2017.

Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers, the NHP said. “Wearing your seat belt properly and being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle.”

Every year, Nevada Highway Patrol investigates numerous fatal crashes or crashes that result in life-altering injuries due to seat belts being worn improperly or not at all, the NHP reported.

“These tragic crashes and subsequent losses of life are what Nevada Highway Patrol is trying to prevent through enforcement and education,” the release stated. “Seat belts save lives and everyone – front seat and back, child and adult – needs to remember to buckle up – every trip, every time.”

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Regents name Sandoval next president of UNR

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents on Thursday announced the appointment of former Gov. Brian Sandoval at the University of Nevada, Reno’s next president.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday from complications from cancer, the Supreme Court announced.

Searchers find deceased hiker in Death Valley

A team of Death Valley National Park rangers and an Inyo County sheriff deputy located a deceased hiker on the morning of Sept. 7 roughly a mile from the Zabriskie Point trailhead.

Nevada reports 501 new cases of COVID-19

Nevada reported 501 new cases of COVID-19, COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage and Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services Julia Peek announced Friday at their daily teleconference with the media.

Hundreds remember Dusty Park at Pahrump Valley Speedway

It was billed as a Celebration of Life for Dusty Park, and much of the afternoon felt like a celebration. There was laughter and sharing stories among the several hundred people who gathered Sunday at Pahrump Valley Speedway to remember him.

Local RSVP program still active despite COVID-19

The Nevada Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Pahrump is looking for a few good men and women to help provide services to area seniors.

Attorneys general enlisted in fight against youth suicide

Forty attorneys general across the nation, including Nevada’s Aaron Ford, are working with the Jason Foundation as ambassadors to address the public health issue of youth and young adult suicide.

Highway 160 southbound closed by morning crash

No serious injuries were reported following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of state Route 160 and 372, just before 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Nevada unemployment dips below worst rate of Great Recession

Jobs in Nevada increased by 0.5% in August compared to 1.0% nationally according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s August 2020 economic report.