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.

Nevada Traffic Safety Summit

Nevada Traffic Safety Summit LogoThe 2017 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit was held on May 23-25 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. An annual gathering of traffic safety partners, industry professionals, educators, and advocates, Summit attendees met to discuss the challenges of traffic safety with respect to the ever-changing world around us. This year’s focus was to share best practices and ways we can work together to achieve a “Better Nevada Down the Road.” Approximately 250 representatives of the five “E’s” of traffic safety (Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Emergency Medical Services, and Everyone) attended this year’s safety summit. Continue reading “Nevada Traffic Safety Summit”

Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan Awards

Each year awards are presented to recognize hard work, progress, and significant contributions in various areas related to the SHSP in Nevada. This year, 11 awardees from Northern Nevada were recognized during the 2017 Annual Nevada Traffic Safety Summit in May. Awards were presented by Sondra Rosenberg, Assistant Director of Planning, NDOT, and NECTS Chair.  Continue reading “Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan Awards”

We Know Distracted Driving is Dangerous, Why Do We Do It?

Photo of Dr. Paul Atchley, PhDDr. Paul Atchley, PhD. and Associate Dean for the College of Online and Professional Education at the University of Kansas has been conducting research and speaking out to educate about the dangers of distracted driving. As eDriving’s award-winning Scientific Advisor, Dr. Atchley seeks to understand exactly what our brains do when we drive distracted. He has been studying attention to perception for over 25 years and tells us “the best ability our brain has is the ability to deceive ourselves.” Continue reading “We Know Distracted Driving is Dangerous, Why Do We Do It?”

What’s Trending: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

Vehicle Communication ImageIt wasn’t that long ago that we were introduced to “The Jetsons” on TV and received just a glimpse of the futuristic technology that was bound to come around in our lifetime. Everything from home robots to automatic coffee pots, moving sidewalks to jetpacks. But one of the most futuristic things we remember from the show was the Jetson’s futuristic “flying automobiles.” Continue reading “What’s Trending: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications”

Focus on Safety – Safety Tips for Pedestrians

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been working hard to increase pedestrian safety. From infrastructure improvements including more medians and redesigned roadways to raising awareness about the dangers to pedestrians and bicyclists, FHWA in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) looks to provide leadership, expertise, and resources to communities across America to combat pedestrian related crashes. Below are just a few safety tips for pedestrians, courtesy of the NHTSA. Continue reading “Focus on Safety – Safety Tips for Pedestrians”

Families Remember Loved Ones Lost on New Zero Fatalities Memorial Site

Zero Fatalities launches site for families to share their story and help save lives on Nevada’s roads

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On March 17th Zero Fatalities launched a new webpage, “In Loving Memory.” In Loving Memory is a place to memorialize the lives lost on Nevada roads and remind survivors that their driving choices make the difference in striving for zero fatalities. Continue reading “Families Remember Loved Ones Lost on New Zero Fatalities Memorial Site”