The Office of Traffic Safety on Thursday reported decreases in the number of fatal crashes in Nevada during March and April compared to last year.
Talks are being had by Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles officials regarding the license application process with all state DMV offices shuttered, but they declined to say if possibly waiving the driving skills portion was part of those discussions.
There were 12 fatal crashes resulting in as many deaths on Nevada roads in March, down 48 percent compared to March 2019’s 23 deaths.
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A stretch of Interstate 15 is among the first highway portions to be federally designated an interstate highway electric vehicle corridor.
Good news for motorists, despite seeing an increase in walk-in customers at state Nevada Department of Motor Vehicle offices during the last few months of last year, wait times dropped.
Northbound lanes of Interstate 15 reopened Thursday afternoon after a roughly 20-hour closure caused by an officer-involved shooting of a person of interest in a California murder.
The crash was reported at 11:32 a.m., the Regional Transportation Commission posted on Twitter. All lanes had reopened by 1 p.m.
With 65 fatal crashes and 70 deaths, the Nevada Highway Patrol said there is “no time for celebration,” in a statement Thursday.
The scenic drive and visitors center at Red Rock Canyon won’t open until 9 a.m. Friday, officials said.