Kyle Canyon Road Again Dedicated to Victims of DUI Crashes | News
A stretch of roadway in southern Nevada was again dedicated as the Miles of Memories to bring awareness to the dangers of driving under the influence.
Stop DUI and several law enforcement agencies gathered at the base of Kyle Canyon Road at Mt. Charleston to dedicate the road to the victims of DUI crashes. Eight signs featuring the names of victims were posted along the road. This year, four of them were dedicated to the victims of a horrific bus stop crash in September.
A driver, who has been charged with driving under the influence, crashed into the bus stop along Decatur Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.
Sandy Heverly with Stop DUI says Friday's event kicks off the annual effort to have a fatality-free holiday season in southern Nevada.
"December is a deadly month for us. It is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month," Heverly said. "There are again going to be a lot of parties and with all these parties there is always more alcohol being served and sadly more people driving under the influence."
The dedication of Kyle Canyon Road as Miles of Memories have been going on for several years. According to Heverly, when the effort first started there were 17 fatalities along that stretch of highway every year. However, through a coordinated effort by Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police and the restaurants and hotels on Mt. Charleston, the number of fatal accidents have dropped to just two over the past 24 years. Heverly points out that two is still too many.