Traffic fatalities trend higher in Nevada

As of the end of November, there were 306 fatalities in crashes on Nevada roads, streets and highways.

Andrew Bennett of the Office of Traffic Safety said that’s 18 more than through the first 11 months of the calendar year than in 2017. Within that total, 53 of the victims were motorcyclists, two more than the previous year.

But according to a spreadsheet released by the Office of Traffic Safety, the number of pedestrians killed was down significantly from 81 to 71 during that same period, a difference of 12 percent.

While the same number of bicyclists were killed — eight — the number of deaths by those riding scooters fell from nine in 2017 to just three this year.

That category includes scooters, mopeds, ATVs and other motorized vehicles not listed in other categories.