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MPD and NHP Join Forces to Monitor Speed in School Zones

posted Aug 20, 2013, 3:27 PM by Kimberly Otero   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 2:49 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) would like to remind motorists that schools are back in session as of Monday, August 26, 2013. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, MPD officers along with troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol will be Joining Forces. Officers from both agencies will be conducting speed enforcement and traffic safety patrols in designated school zones and along bus routes.  

Officers will be specifically targeting speeders in school zones. The school zones are clearly marked and are a maximum speed of 15 Miles Per Hour on Hafen Lane and 25 (M.P.H.) on Mesquite Boulevard and Sandhill Boulevard. Please pay special attention to your speed and watch out for children and crossing guards. Also, be alert for school buses loading and offloading children at schools and in neighborhoods. Remember, it is illegal to pass a school bus that has a stop sign deployed and flashing warning lights activated.

Joining Forces is funded by grants through the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Nevada’s Zero Fatalities program is a statewide effort addressing the top behaviors that are killing people on our roads. More information about this program is available at Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.