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Reno Police Target Dangerous Intersections

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The Reno Gazette Journal reports that Reno Police Traffic Division statistics show that the following citations were issued in the targeted intersections:

  • 19 citations were issued in the intersection of West Plumb Lane and South Virginia Street
  • 15 citations were issued at East 6th Street and Wells Avenue
  • 13 citations were issued at West 7th Street and Keystone Avenue

    The RPD said they have concentrated their traffic enforcement actions near intersections with high accident rates. Of the 15 intersections where enforcement activities were directed in May, eight had no accidents and five had 1 accident.

    There were two accidents near South McCarran Boulevard and South Virginia Street, where nine citations were also issued. Three accidents were reported at the intersection of West 8th Street and North Virginia Street.

    In all, officers issued 119 traffic citations in May at the various targeted locations, with 10 accidents reported in those areas, police spokesman Steve Frady said.

    Police also reported that 580 arrests were made for driving under the influence from January 1 through May 31, compared to 571 during the same period in 2007.