Nevada roadway deaths down by 8 in 2022


The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety said eight fewer people died on the state’s roadways in 2022 compared to 2021.

The total number of deaths reported is 352 compared to 360 in calendar 2021.

But Carson City saw fatalities increase from six to eight, and the number of pedestrians killed rose from two in 2021 to three this past year.

Washoe County suffered a similar increase with deaths rising from 41 to 43. But pedestrian deaths in Washoe decreased by one, to nine, in 2022.

The total number of pedestrians killed increased from 84 to 88 while motorcyclists who died in crashes in 2022 decreased from 84 to 78.

The number of bicyclists who died on roads, however, increased dramatically from seven in 2021 to 15 in 2022.

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