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STUDY: Nevada traffic fatalities up 38% so far in 2021

Holiday traffic into CA from Las Vegas. (KSNV)
Holiday traffic into CA from Las Vegas. (KSNV)
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Roads are getting more dangerous here in Nevada and across the country, according to experts and their latest data.

In a new study conducted by, analysts found that traffic fatalities here in the state have increased 38% during the first half of the year.

Across the state, 50 more people have died this year compared to last.

Fatal crashes are also up 44% since 2019.

Analysts found that speed could be to blame for the uptick in fatalities, as speed-related incidents have been also been on the rise.

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Across the country, traffic-related fatalities increased by 16% in the first half of 2021.

States like Oregon, South Dakota, and Mississippi saw a fatality increase of 50% so far this year, with people aged 25-34 also having a major increase in deaths.

The study also breaks down other factors like speeding-related deaths by region, demographic, roadway type, and vehicle type.

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To view the full survey, click here.

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