Zero Fatalities launches site for families to share their story and help save lives on Nevada’s roads
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”
According to NDOT between July 2011 and July 2016, 116 pedestrians were struck by vehicles along Boulder Highway, 31 were killed and 18 others were seriously injured. Continue reading “Boulder Highway Pedestrian Improvement Projects Scheduled at Eight Locations”
If you’re not buckled, you may injure or kill someone else. It’s your responsibility. Make the right choice.
Being unbuckled increases the risk of injury or death to other passengers by 40 percent (Injury Prevention Journal). This statistic is the basis of the Zero Fatalities occupant protection campaign that ran from February 20 until March 19 on outdoor boards, TV, radio, social and digital media statewide. Continue reading “Always Buckle Up Campaign”
A marijuana-impaired driving campaign began Monday, March 20, and will run for four weeks. The campaign’s focus is if you drive high, you will get a DUI. The legalization of recreational marijuana use in Nevada calls for education about traffic safety laws and the consequences of driving high.
Click here for more information and to view the campaign materials
While not all intersection incidents are due to red-light-running, people run red lights for the same reason they perform other unsafe driving habits at intersections: distraction, inattention, speeding, and aggressive driving. In Nevada, as in other states, the main reason for unsafe driving at intersections is simple: people are in a hurry. Too often, the traffic signal’s yellow light has come to symbolize “hurry up” instead of “prepare to stop.” Nevada, a focus state for intersections, is working on strategies to reduce intersection crashes. One potential strategy is red light running cameras. Continue reading “What’s Trending: Red Light Cameras Save Children’s Lives”
The Nevada Department of Transportation and the Office of Traffic Safety invite you to attend the annual Nevada Traffic Safety Summit! The 2017 Summit will take place May 23-25 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.
The purpose of the Summit is to gather safety professionals, partners and advocates from across the state to share best practices for implementing strategies and action steps, to move forward toward the ultimate goal of Zero Fatalities in Nevada. Continue reading “2017 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit”
Recently, the Attorney General’s Office and Department of Public Safety, have added a new position: Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP), designed to provide law enforcement in the all of rural counties (all counties except Clark and Washoe) with a highly skilled prosecutor to assist with training and technical support in improving DUI investigations and prosecutions. Continue reading “Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Training”