The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, along with Joining Forces/Office of Traffic Safety, will be increasing efforts to enforce traffic safety and pedestrian traffic laws in Dayton, Fernley, Stagecoach, Silver Springs, and Mason Valley. From the RGJ:
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office will be enforcing pedestrian traffic laws and will also be out on the lookout for speeders in five communities in the county.
The LCSO will conduct traffic safety and pedestrian enforcement details in Dayton, Fernley, Stagecoach, Silver Springs, and Mason Valley through May 9.
According to an LCSO press release, the sheriff's office and Joining Forces/Office of Traffic Safety will be conducting the enforcement details.
Joining Forces/OTS is a federally recognized highway safety office in the state, has been in operation since 2000, and encourages law enforcement departments to co-op together on such traffic safety details.
The goal of the program is to unite Nevada law enforcement agencies and to reduce accidents, raise awareness and ultimately safe lives.
The Sheriff's Office has partnered with Carson City, Douglas County and Mineral County Sheriff's Offices to initiate its pedestrian safety operation.
On Monday, Deputies in the Dayton area will be on the lookout for vehicles that fail to yield to pedestrians, as well as pedestrians who fail to follow proper laws regarding crossing the streets, indicated the LCSO release.
The LCSO will conduct another operation in Fernley on May 7.
Additionally, the press release indicated, Deputies will be active in the Fernley, Dayton, Stagecoach, Silver Springs, and Mason Valley areas conducting extra traffic enforcement focusing mainly on speeding vehicles.