Police crack down on dangerous drivers in Henderson
CREATED Mar. 5, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Henderson drivers breaking the law are targets for police as officers start a three week traffic sting at the most dangerous intersections.
Sgt. John Gayer with Henderson Police said officers mostly wrote tickets for running red lights and cell phone use.
It's distracted drivers that make areas like Eastern and St.Rose Parkway -- one of the most dangerous intersections in Henderson with 78 accidents there in 2012.
"You never know what somebody is going to do," Henderson resident Kaurie Edmonds said. "You have to predict."
Action News watched as drivers made unsafe lane changes, blew through red lights and even chatted on cell phones along the Eastern corridor.
Police will use tactics to catch drivers during the sting operations on Mondays and Fridays.
"Officers will stand on the sidewalk in plain clothes - sit in lawn chairs - whatever it takes to blend in," Gayer said.
"When people see a cop they slow down," Edmonds said. "They want to make sure they're doing everything right."
Drivers can expect increased enforcement on days when there isn't an organized traffic sting.
According to police, Eastern and Horizon Ridge Parkway is the most dangerous intersection with 96 accidents there last year.