Road accidents are pretty common in Nevada. However, things appeared to slow down in August as statistics highlighted a downward trend in traffic fatalities. This came after Nevada traffic deaths fell about 22 percent in the first half of 2019 compared to the figures reported in the first half of 2018. New reports highlight a massive rise in pedestrian fatalities in Nevada.
A total of 22 fatalities were reported in August 2019, significantly down from 36 fatalities reported in 2018 during the same period. This is a positive sign, however, a new report shows that pedestrian deaths appear to be increasing in Nevada, especially in Washoe County.
According to a 2019 Fatality Report published by The Nevada Department of Public SafetyFatality Report, nine pedestrians lost their lives in 2019 in the first eight months of the year. This is a significant increase compared to the figures reported during the same period in 2018.
The government is working on making things right as the goal is to have zero fatalities since road accidents are largely preventable. The law plays a very vital role in this regard. People tend to avoid speeding, drinking under the influence due to possible lawsuits and risks involved.
The Nevada Department of Transportation is working on educating residents about potential risks. The department also conducted safety enforcements in different parts of the state.
During the efforts, 62 warnings and 102 citations were issued. Plus, the police arrested one individual.
It is vital that pedestrians pay attention to the roads and drivers are fully aware of other drivers and pedestrians. Plus, it’s also important for victims to know their rights in case of an accident.
If you or someone close to you has been involved in a road accident then it’s important that you get in touch with our firm and discuss your options.