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Metro Police Cracks Down on Speeders in Summerlin
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Metro Police Cracks Down on Speeders in Summerlin

People driving along the 215 beltway near Sahara Avenue probably noticed a lot more police along the roadway Friday. It is part of a crackdown on speeders along that stretch of road by Metro Police.

According to police, the average speed of drivers on the beltway is between 75 and 80 miles an hour but the speed limit is 65 miles an hour. Officers point out that speeding contributed to 26 percent of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction last year. They also remind drivers that speed makes a crash more severe.

"What could have been a simple fender bender if the person was obeying the speed limit. If you increase the speed by 5 or 10 miles per hour the same accident turns into a lot more severe, a lot more cost, a lot more cost for the insurance or increase the chances for injuries or fatalities," Metro Police Sgt. Peter Kisfalvi said.

In the four hours of the enforcement, police stopped 100 cars. 

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