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Drivers Beware: Badge On Board

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is again putting troopers in the cab of big rigs around Las Vegas for an enforcement effort aimed at increasing traffic safety around large trucks and buses.

Trooper Jeremie Elliott says the “Badge on Board” program will have troopers watching for aggressive drivers Tuesday through Friday on the U.S. 95 and Interstate 15 freeways.

The “Badge on Board” program in Nevada began in 2008. It included a three-day enforcement effort last July.

It lets troopers in trucks contact officers in marked patrol vehicles to stop and issue citations to motorists traveling too close or cutting in front of big rigs.

This week, the trailer and billboards will be posted with safety messages and motorists will hear local radio public service announcements.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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