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July 20, 2013
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U.S. Highway 50 figures a jolt

Five-hundred people injured. Twenty-six fatalities. More than 330 injury accidents. Those are the numbers for the stretch of U.S. Highway 50 in Lyon County and into downtown Carson City since January 2008. Confronted with that raw data, it’s clear something needs to change. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong agrees; he sent out a Sheriff’s Memorandum to various media and other outlets Tuesday detailing a “Zero Fatalities/Zero Excuses” campaign involving area law enforcement offices. Up next is the Nevada Department of Transportation’s safety audit of the stretch of highway, set to begin in August. Furlong has gone so far as to …

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