BOULDER CITY – Don’t let your Independence Day plans fizzle out because of a speeding ticket – or worse yet, an accident. Through Sunday, July 12, 2020, the Boulder City Police Department will be on the lookout for speeding drivers on the roads. Officers are once again “Joining Forces” with our regional partners to make sure drivers are being safe and keeping the speedometer within the posted speed limit.
The Boulder City Police Department, along with other agencies throughout the Valley, will be conducting extra patrols during this period. Drivers are urged to slow down and drive with caution so they can arrive alive. Citations for speeding can cost $200 or more and impact your insurance premiums.
“People take for granted the impact even the slightest mistake can create when speeding,” said Boulder City Police Chief Tim Shea. “Just a slight error or misjudgment can send a car careening off-road or into another vehicle. Our officers have pulled over drivers on I-11 driving more than 100 miles per hour, which could have deadly outcomes.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the annual cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion dollars per year. Most motorists do not believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but driving too fast can turn a near miss into a crash or a fatality. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react. As your speed increases, so does the risk of serious injuries or fatalities in a crash.
Also note the following changes for Boulder City Parkway:
Nevada Way west from downtown, at the Buchanan intersection (towards Las Vegas onto BC Parkway) the right-hand lane is now a straight-through/right turn combination lane. Therefore, heading west on Nevada Way at the Buchanan traffic signal there is are left turn, straight-through, and straight-through/right turn lanes.
On BC Parkway approaching the Buchanan traffic signal coming up from the lake, the right turn continuing on BC Parkway is now a yield condition to through traffic (it used to be the free right hand turn towards Las Vegas). In order to provide for two through lanes coming west from downtown the free right on BC Parkway had be made a yield condition.
Please keep the changes in mind in the coming weeks!!!
Boulder City Police Department receives an annual grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to support participation in “Joining Forces” traffic safety campaigns during the year. The City of Boulder City wishes you a happy Fourth of July filled with fun, festivities, and safe travels.