The White Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a $22,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to support their on-going participation in the Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during the coming year.
With the grant, the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office will team up with other area jurisdictions for several Joining Forces events from October 2023 through September 2024.
Joining Forces is a high-visibility, multi-jurisdictional statewide effort to increase safety on Nevada’s roads by increasing enforcement and awareness of traffic laws including distracted driving, seat belts, speeding and pedestrian safety.
Last year the White Pine County Sheriff’s Offices received $24,000 in grant monies to participate in the program from October 2022 to September 2023. During this time frame citations were issued for 279 speeding violations, 16 pedestrian related violations, 7 distracted driving (cellphone) violations, and 5 seat belt violations. In addition there were 46 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The White Pine County Sheriff’s Office will utilize data from last year’s enforcement efforts to implement planned enforcement and awareness activities. Our goal is to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and injuries from crashes as well as decrease the incidents of impaired driving.
Whether you are a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian, the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to make safety on our roads a top priority.