The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released statistics showing that highway deaths dropped 3.9% across the country in 2007. The state of Nevada realized a 13% drop, from 431 to 371, making it sixth best in the nation for reducing overall traffic fatalities. More than half of the drop in total numbers came from Clark County.
The number of fatal accidents involving alcohol also dropped in Nevada; by 8%. Approximately one-third of all highway deaths in Clark County were attributable to drunk driving in the Las Vegas area.
Through the Labor Day weekend, state law enforcement agencies will be conducting a campaign titled