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Our Deadly Streets: How Many Will Die Before We Start To Slow Down?

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It’s dangerous driving Las Vegas streets.   

The state just reported more than 349 total road-fatalities in Nevada so far this year, with than 200 of them were in Clark County.   

Each year, NHP and other officers hand out thousands of tickets for people driving more than 100 mph. Over the summer, a Lamborghini driver cut a moped driver in half after an impact at 146 mph. Just a month ago, a then-Raiders football player reportedly hit a car at 156 mph, killing the driver and her dog. 

And with the holiday’s here traffic officials are even more worried about intoxicated drivers. 

Today’s program includes Metro traffic police and others, along with calls and questions from listeners. 

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Michael Naft, Clark County Commissioner, District A;  Andrew Bennett,  PIO, Nevada Office of Public Safety;  Dan Bledsoe, traffic captain, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Erin Breen, Coordinator, UNLV Transportation Research Center's Traffic Safety Coalition 
 

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Zachary Green is the Coordinating Producer and a Reporter for KNPR's State of Nevada Program. He reports on Clark County, minority affairs, health, real estate, business, and gardening. You'll occasionally hear Zachary Green reporting and fill-in hosting on the State of Nevada program.
Dave Berns, now a producer for State of Nevada, recently returned to KNPR after having previously worked for the station from 2005 to 2009.