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Clark County to create traffic safety commission to decrease car crashes, fatalities

Posted: 10:23 AM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-08 13:23:05-04

After over 100 people died in car crashes just last year, Clark County is doing something about it. They're forming a Traffic Safety Commission.

According to the county, there were 21,000 crashes in 2018 just in Metro's jurisdiction. 135 of those turned deadly. The county is now forming a committee in hopes of bringing that number down.

That committee will include representatives from the county, RTC, law enforcement, and other regional partners. Their plan is to draft local ordinances for safer roads and safer sidewalks.

"I grew up here, I'm tired of the incidents that are occurring. Every day you turn on your TV and there's another incident," says Michael Naft, a Clark County commissioner. "135 fatalities. So enough is enough. Now's the time to make a difference."

It's still not clear when this committee will be formed.