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NV traffic deaths up slightly in 2012

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm •  Published: January 13, 2013

The latest state report on fatalities said there were 58 pedestrian deaths on Nevada roads in 2012, compared to 46 pedestrian deaths in 2011. In Clark County, pedestrian deaths rose from 30 in 2011 to 42 in 2012.

Rudy Malfabon, director of the Nevada Department of Transportation, said officials statewide are developing strategies aimed at cutting all annual fatalities in half by 2030. Meanwhile, he's pushing the campaign.

"Ultimately, reaching zero fatalities relies on each and every person," he said. "When we think of ourselves, our friends and our family, one traffic death is too many. That's why it is so important that we each be safe every time we're on the road."