As your trusted community news source, Fox 11 is concerned with the amount of fatalities happening on Northern Nevada's roads. We have partnered with the Zero Fatalities program to reduce the number of fatalities & accidents on Nevada's roadways.
Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective means of saving lives and reducing injuries in crashes (NHTSA, 2008).
Known as "one of the deadliest crimes in America," In 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Almost 800 vehicle occupants died in lane departure--or non-intersection--crashes between 2005 and 2009 in Nevada.
Intersections are shared by a variety of users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and vehicles, and a potential point of conflict.
In Nevada, 282 pedestrians lost their lives from 2004 through 2008 due to actions of drivers, pedestrians, or both.
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It is illegal to talk or text on a handheld cell phone or similar device while driving under legislation passed by the 2011 Nevada Legislature.
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Think you can get away with texting and driving? Try your luck in the game simulator.
Remember these driving tips to avoid "A Sudden Change in Plans" and perhaps save a lifeincluding your own!
Distracted driving is something that is so common place most people do not realize the deadly consequences, particularly given the rise in the number and type of communication devices now available.
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DENVER -- Alexander Heit's final text cut off in mid-sentence. Before he could send it, police say the 22-year-old University of Northern Colorado student drifted into oncoming traffic, jerked the steering wheel and went off the road, rolling his car.