NV police officers say they are often outnumbered by traffic cameras in Nevada.
Police are often forced to spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to control traffic on the Belt Parkway and in downtown Las Vegas, said Sgt. Sean Pyle of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
“The traffic cameras are extremely effective in reducing accidents and in preventing serious injury,” he said.
Pyle said traffic cameras were deployed on the highway at least 50 times between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., which can be especially challenging in the dark.
Las Vegas police say the cameras were used to help them catch some of the deadliest drivers in the state, but Pyle says there are others who have not been caught.
He said the cameras have been used on the Strip in recent years.
Nevada is the second-most dangerous state in the nation for traffic fatalities with more than 10,000 people killed.