"By John M. Glionna August 1, 2013, 6:41 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — Call it the Vegas itch. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-las-vegas-speeding-20130802,0,4139129.story
Nevada troopers are clamping down on speeding on Interstate 15 from the California state line to Las Vegas, a stretch where fast driving often has deadly results.For many motorists headed here from Southern California, the obvious scratch is to gun the engine down that impossibly long incline on Interstate 15 across the Nevada border into Primm, adrenaline pumping, answering Sin City's dizzying siren call.
After hours of endless desert straightaways, the garish lights of Primm are just a taste of the Strip, which shimmers just over the next ocher-colored mountain or two.
Once in Nevada, the two-lane highway spills into four lanes. For all too many motorists, the odometer spins: 80 mph quickly becomes 90, then 100 and faster. Along the 26 miles between Primm and the southernmost tip of the Strip, many vehicles hit the radar at triple-digit velocity. The average speed for vehicles pulled over is 95 mph, 25 mph over the posted limit.
A Lamborghini was clocked a few years back going 187 mph. The trooper who issued the ticket keeps a framed copy in his office."
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