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Los Angeles Times

The rain was pounding in the Mojave Desert on the Saturday before Easter when the first call came in about a crash along Interstate 15. Details were sketchy: head-on collision, Mercedes versus another car, a 7-year-old not breathing, a nurse on scene performing CPR.

Las Vegas Heals

Alcohol impaired driving poses a significant risk factor to the overall burden of road traffic crashes and persists as a public health concern. Alcohol impaired driving (commonly known as drunk driving) is defined in Nevada as drivers or motorcycle riders having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 higher. Alcohol impacts the ability to operate a motor vehicle, and even the smallest amount of alcohol consumed may have a significant impact on a person’s judgment, behavior, and coordination.


Two state troopers died last week, hit by a driver on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. The suspected driver in the crash is being held on a $500,000 bail. It was quite the sight when law enforcement formed a procession of vehicles to escort the bodies of the two men. And people are outraged.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

A Las Vegas surgeon said she knows first-hand the impact traffic crashes can cause families. That surgeon is now doing research to prevent crashes and help save lives.

Despite pandemic lockdowns, 2020 saw a spike in deadly driving incidents. Dr. Deborah Kuhls, professor of surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and chief of trauma at an Affiliated Public Hospital breaks down the numbers on Newsline with Brigitte Quinn.

The New York Times

After decades of declining fatality rates, dangerous driving has surged again. In the summer of 1999, a few years after graduating from medical school, Deborah Kuhls moved from New York to Maryland, where she had been accepted as a surgical fellow at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Founded by a pioneer in emergency medicine, Shock Trauma is one of the busiest critical-care facilities in the country — in an average year, doctors there see approximately 8,000 patients, many of them close to death.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Before Nevada lawmakers decriminalized traffic tickets, law enforcement had the right to arrest a driver for basic speeding violations.


The UNLV Department of Surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine will be able to continue studying vehicle crashes in Southern Nevada. That’s thanks to a $571,279 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

As days grow shorter from Daylight Savings in Southern Nevada, the Dusk 2 Dawn campaign kicked off Friday with hopes of bringing awareness to worsening pedestrian collisions and fatalities in Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Hundreds of children have been hit by vehicles while biking or walking near Las Vegas Valley public schools, but educators and parents are unaware of the vast majority of crashes, records and interviews show, reducing the ability to target danger zones.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Although it’s something that should be observed every day, October is pedestrian safety month.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español

State officials are creating a task force to study how often traffic tickets are reduced for parking violations in court, after a Review-Journal investigation shows hundreds of thousands were reduced, including serious violations.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Traffic fatalities in Nevada and Clark County have crept upward as the year has progressed. In January, the state saw a 27 percent decline in traffic-related deaths when compared with the first month of 2021. By the end of July, however, the number of people killed on state roads this year had hit 211, equaling where it stood through the first seven months of 2021, the deadliest year on Nevada highways in 15 years.

KSNV-TV: News 3

Deadly motorcycle crashes are rising in Clark County this year.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español

It was a deadly Tuesday morning for pedestrians in the Las Vegas Valley, with three dead and a fourth seriously injured in four separate incidents.