SENATE BILL 240 was sponsored by Senator Shirley Breeden, introduced by Zane Marshall, co-sponsored by 8 additional Senators, 2 Assembly Members, approved unanimously by both the house and the senate, and signed by the governor.
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. Further development closed in on both ends of Red Rock Canyon, compounding the problem. Since then, Save Red Rock and the concerned public has been working with elected officials and government agencies on multiple levels to try to improve the situation. A difficult, but relentless campaign, saveredrock.com details this multi-faceted, continuing approach to increased safety in our national conservation area. In this successfull instance, state lawmakers and the Nevada Department of Transportation 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. Thank you State of Nevada and Nevada Department of Transportation and to all the supporters of Save Red Rock who fought to make this scenic byway safer.
*2005 NDOT Safety Charettes Official Report
By HF, 6/30/2009, Photo credit: HF
more on this SRR effort:
Possible state law to reduce the speed limit
Hearing live on internet
Zane Marchall Brings New Hope
News 3 Report on SB 240
SB 240 Passed Assembly
UPDATES: Red Rock Finally Gets a New Speed Limit
SB 240 Hearing & Testimonies
July 1 Speed Limit Reduction
Send a Thank You
Speed Limit Celebration
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Checking Clark County, Nevada Government Center where Commissioner Justin C. Jones is introducing a public safety ordinance for Lovell Canyon. You can find it on item number 53 of today’s agenda (bit.ly/2KJ5Ynn). Today’s item is for discussion only so we will keep you updated. Thanks to Save Red Rock corporate member, Brett Torino, for sponsoring this project. … See MoreSee Less
They are and you’re right. They are not supposed to. The cyclists are taking pictures of license plates. If you get one, direct message SRR and I’ll add it to the collection of evidence so we can file a formal complaint and try to get it stopped.
Off topic: how do we stop the semi-trucks rolling through Blue Diamond coming from Summerlin? They are doing it early in the morning so no one notices. I was under the impression the trucks were not allowed to travel in that direction.