LAS VEGAS - Viewers want clarification on laws regarding the crossing of white lines as drivers merge from U.S. 95 South on to southbound I-15.
Nevada Highway Patrol representatives say they increased enforcement in the area, which is one of the busiest in the valley, because of the higher potential for vehicle collisions. The risk is due to driver disregard of traffic laws.
NHP found drivers consistently cross the solid white lines. Drivers are not legally allowed to cross those lines until the lines are broken or dotted.
Accidents occur on this stretch of road on a daily basis. NHP hopes their increased presence will reduce the possibility of vehicle collisions.
On a freeway, drivers cannot cross any solid white line that separates a freeway entrance or exit lane from a marked traffic lane. Fines start at $190 for violating this traffic law.