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Nevada Ranks 5th in the United States in Pedestrian Fatality Rate

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Nevada ranks fifth in the pedestrian fatality rate (assessed per capita). Across the nation, one pedestrian is killed every two hours. Every seven minutes, one is injured. The Reno Police Department has done a statistical analysis revealing that since 2010, Reno’s pedestrian death rate is twice the national average and 60 percent more than the overall rate for the state. Due to the vulnerability of pedestrians, if they are not killed in the accident, their injuries are often severe and life-altering. In response to the troubling statistics, the Nevada Department of Public Safety has done its own research and investigation. The department reports that 69 Nevada pedestrians were killed in vehicular accidents in 2014. Nevada Pedestrian Fatality and Injury Statistics Nevada has developed a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHPS) after studying pedestrian fatalities and injuries from 2009 to 2013. During that…
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