2017 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute

2017 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute sponsored by UNLV’s Multicultural Program will host STEM students from around the State of Nevada or a two week intensive traffic safety studies.  Students will have guest lectures from NDOT, Kimley-Horn, Penna Powers, as well as visit RTC-FAST center, LV Monorail operations center,  engineering firms,  trauma centers, coroner’s office,  and participate in a simulated DUI crash, arrest, trial and conviction.  Students will work in groups to solve a traffic issue within their community.  All the groups will present their project to engineers, peers, family and the public on the last day.

What’s Trending: 24/7 Sobriety Program

Don't Drive Imparied ButtonThe Impaired Driving Critical Emphasis Area (CEA) team was faced with a challenge: how to reduce the number of repeat DUI offenders in Nevada. Many DUI citations are plea-bargained down from a DUI and each court in Nevada has its own approach towards sentencing and monitoring. A statewide strategy seemed impossible.

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New Sidewalks for Five Washoe County Schools

NDOT and Safe Routes to School LogosThe Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has completed a project to install sidewalks and pedestrian crosswalks at five elementary schools in Washoe County. About 2,800 feet of new sidewalk, upgraded pedestrian crosswalk ramps, and signage have been installed at streetside entrances in front of Nancy Gomes, Lemmon Valley, Virginia Palmer, Elizabeth Lenz, and Brown Elementary Schools.

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Five ways to a Safer Teen List

The week of October 18-24 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens 14-18 years of age in the U.S. Almost half of the teen drivers involved in a crash die. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving.

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21 Actions to Help States Address Pedestrian Safety

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Everyone walks. Whether you walk to and from work, at home with your family and pets, or for exercise, walking is part of everyday life. Unfortunately, pedestrian deaths have been on the rise in the U.S. since 2009. Recent data shows that 4,735 pedestrians were killed nationally in 2013; that’s one pedestrian every two hours.

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