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Results of Joining Forces Safety Event released

Between June 17 and July 11, the Nevada Department of Public Safety ran a statewide Joining Forces campaign that focused on drivers who operated their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. During this event, the North Las Vegas Traffic Unit participated on both June 26 and July 3 that yielded the following results:

n 41 speeding violations

n 1 pedestrian violation

n 11 driver’s license violations

n 2 registration violations

n 1 child safety seat violation

n 7 insurance violations

n 19 red light violations

n 1 failure to yield violation

n 9 miscellaneous violations

n 23 verbal warnings

This event was made possible by a Traffic Safety grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. For more information, contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 633-9111.

kids to learn how to resist aggression during Nevada Child Seekers classes

Nevada Child Seekers plans to educate kids on how to resist aggression defensively during radKids classes set through mid-August.

The radKids program aims to provide children with basic safety skills dealing with issues such as fire, their home and the Internet and avoid potential bullying and abduction.

The organization, which tries to prevent children from being exploited or going missing, is offering the free program with assistance from Metropolitan Police Department DARE officers.

The sessions will consist of five classes held daily for two hours. Classes are planned for 9-11 a.m. for 5- to 8-year-olds and 1-3 p.m. for 9- to 12-year-olds.

Scheduled dates and locations are:

n Monday-July 29 at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane.

n Aug. 1-5 at the Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 348-5200.

n Aug. 1-5 at Central Christian Church’s northeast campus, 1460 Tree Line Drive.

n Aug. 8-12 at the Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive, 240-9622.

n Aug. 15-19 at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 229-1607.

Kids will receive T-shirts and wristbands following completion of the sessions, and parents will receive manuals dealing with issues discussed during the program. For more information, visit nevadachildseekers.org, radkids.org, email carole@nevadachildseekers.org or call 458-7009.

Drivers can check routes on website

Clark County motorists can check for road closures and incidents online when planning their commutes by visiting the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s road hazards page at nvdpspub.gov/nhp/roadhazard.aspx.

The Web page lists the location of the incident or closure and the time and date of the status update.

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