Reno police have listed the top 10 intersections in the Biggest Little city where Reno automobile accidents happened in 2012. The police agency has released the information in the interest of improving traffic safety in Reno and Washoe County in 2013. The top 10 dangerous intersections were:
- Plumb Ln & Harvard Way
- Plumb Ln & Kietzke Ln
- Moana Ln & Kietzke Ln
- McCarran Blvd & 7th St
- Virgina St. & Moana Ln
- N. McCarran Blvd & N. Virgina St
- McCarran Blvd & Longley Ln
- S. Virgina St. & S McCarran Blvd
- Keystone Ave & 4th St
- Matley Ln & Plumb St.
While 2012 showed a significant increase in Las Vegas automobile fatalities, Reno fatal automobile accidents in 2012 actually declined to 15 that same year. The percentage of fatal accidents in Reno saw a significant decline of 12%. Three of the Reno accident fatalities were with motorcycles. 8 of the accident fatalities were pedestrians, all of which happened at night time. A moped rider was killed in one accident. Three of the Reno car accident deaths occurred in single car accidents.
In 2012, there was a total of nearly 3000 automobile accidents in Washoe County. The police department also issued over 14,500 traffic tickets during the year.
Increased traffic police presence in Reno was funded by a state of Nevada Joining Forces grant and the federal Department of Transportation. These funds were used to increase the number of police on Reno roads, on traffic safety public service announcements and even DUI checkpoints throughout the Biggest Little City.
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