In preliminary data released by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, Nevada had 331 fatalities on its roadways in 2018, up 6.4% from 2017’s 311 fatalities. This marks a ten-year record high for Nevada. Some of the notable changes included a 23% increase in unrestrained fatalities and an 18% decrease in pedestrian fatalities. This marks the first time in nine years that pedestrian fatalities trended down.
The commitment of the Nevada Departments of Public Safety and Transportation to Zero Fatalities remains stronger than ever. The Departments would like to thank all of our incredible partners who contributed to our traffic safety efforts in 2018, and we look forward to working with everyone in 2019.
Click here to view a report outlining fatalities by county, person type, day, month, year, and percentage change.