The Sparks Police Department currently has extra patrols working to enforce speed laws within the city.
This campaign is part of Joining Forces and we are partnered with the Reno Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in the effort to slow drivers down throughout the valley. Speed, along with alcohol, has been a major contributor in the last two fatal vehicle crashes in the City of Sparks, and continues to be the topic of most complaints to the Police Department.
The Sparks Police Department encourages drivers in all areas of town to drive at the posted speed limits.
Most residential areas are a posted 25 MPH speed limit. Higher traffic areas such as McCarran, Sparks Blvd, and Vista are 40 to 45 MPH. The fine in the City of Sparks for 1 to 15 miles over the speed limit is $150.00 and will result in one demerit on your driving record. Violations 16 to 20 MPH over the limit will result in a $180.00 fine and two demerits on your record.
This speed enforcement campaign will run through the Hot August Nights event.