THE #1PUBLIC REQUEST from the Red Rock Canyon safety charettes…
THE NEW STATE LAW as signed by the Governor…
ON JULY 1st WE WELCOME A NEW SAFETY SPEED ZONE FOR RED ROCK CANYON!
RED ROCK CANYON
SAFETY SPEED ZONE CELEBRATION
July 8, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Red Rock Overlook on SR 159
(see article above for their names & emails.)
Brief background: In 1995, the speed limit in Red Rock Canyon was raised from 45 to 60 miles per hour, making it the fastest scenic byway in the country and more than doubling the injury and death rate* for the following and subsequent years. Then further development closed in on both ends of Red Rock Canyon, compounding the problem. Since then, the public has been working with elected officials and government agencies on multiple levels to try to improve the situation. A difficult, but forward-moving campaign, saveredrock.com details this multi-faceted, continuing approach to increased safety in our national conservation area. Most recently, state lawmakers and the Nevada Department of Transportation have created a new state law providing a 50 mph speed limit more condusive to the scenic byway’s unique conditions, and satisfying the number one public request* to lower it from 60.