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May 24, 2015

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Henderson Police targeting busy intersections for traffic violations

Traffic officers in Henderson, fueled by the success of a similar effort in March, will be targeting busy intersections again, looking for traffic violations that could lead to accidents.

In a news release, the city said a similar three-week effort last month yielded nearly 400 citations for drivers running red lights and another 230 tickets for drivers talking on cell phones. Starting Monday, plainclothes officers will be at stationed at busy intersections radioing uniformed police officers to pull over drivers who are committing traffic violations.

Police will look for drivers running red lights, those following too closely, driving aggressively, making unsafe lane changes, failing to yield to pedestrians and driving while distracted. Targeted intersections were selected through a review of state and local statistics.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding for the effort as part of the state’s Joining Forces Grant.

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