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No fatal crashes reported over July 4 holiday weekend

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 05, 2016
Over the 2016 4th of July Holiday weekend, there were no crash-related fatalities on Nevada’s highways, according to the Department of Public Safety.
It has been over ten years since Nevada has had this kind of zero fatalities success.  From 2012-2014 during the 4th of July holiday there were 2 fatal crashes each year. 
Last year there were 5 fatal crashes over 4th of July Holiday weekend.
Last Thursday the Nevada Department of Public Safety (Office of Traffic Safety) and the Nevada Highway Patrol partnered with Uber and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to raise awareness of the dangers of Driving Under the Influence and to offer solutions to drinking and driving.
NHP handed out the discount cards during traffic stops and explained the alternatives to drinking and driving to include Uber, a designated driver, a taxi or bus.