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243 deaths on Nevada highways in 2009; down by 81

Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Officials say 243 people died in crashes on Nevada highways in 2009, a drop of 81 from the 2008 number.

The figure has fallen for the last several years. In 2006, 431 people were killed in Nevada accidents. In 2007 the number was 371.

State Traffic Safety Coordinator Traci Pearl says the drop is largely due to increased enforcement of traffic laws.

Pearl says that after the number of deaths in 2006, several agencies started working together on a traffic safety plan that included better enforcement of seat belt and impaired driving laws.

The group had a goal to reduce fatalities by 100 within two years, which was achieved. Now Pearl says the new goal is zero fatalities.


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