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Metro Police Target 2 Dangerous Intersections

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Traffic officers are targeting two dangerous intersections to catch drivers breaking the law.

This past weekend was one of the deadliest, leaving three dead and another critically injured in separate crashes valley wide according to officers. There have been 36 deaths on Clark County roads with 25 of them occurring in Metro Police's jurisdiction.

Sergeant Richard Strader leads most of the deadly accidents that Metro police investigates. He said he has pleaded for drivers to pay attention, but the message doesn't seem to be getting resonating.

"We as a community need to pull it together, and do the right thing," Strader said. "It's everybody's responsibility, not just the police. We're starting to see the same trend that we had last year."

Starting March 11, Metro traffic officers will be watching two intersections. Those are Charleston at Lamb boulevards and Flamingo Road at Decatur Boulevard.

The two intersections have a history of serious crashes according to traffic officers.

Denver Brill rides his bike almost everyday and crosses Flamingo Road at Decatur Boulevard. He said he's seen drivers run red lights and speed through the intersection.

"I see people like always with their cell phones on, texting, pretty much everybody," Brill said. "I'm definitely taking my life into my own hands just by crossing the street."

Traffic patrol officers are going to be out at random times during the joining forces event and writing tickets to motorists who break the law.

"If you are going to take that chance and accelerate through a red light, you'll be seen by a police officer," Strader added.

Traffic patrol officers will also be looking for distracted drivers and driving under the influence, which is some of the top factors that cause crashes.

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