Motor vehicle crashes are also the leading cause of death among 15- to 19-year olds in the U.S. The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety uses a Peer to Peer program to raise awareness about teen safe driving issues. Zero Teen Fatalities educates young drivers about the importance of being safe behind the wheel.
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The number one way kids travel to school is in your vehicle. The most tragic injury to a child comes when parents think they are doing the right thing by following the rules when it comes to passenger safety, but often learn the hard way that Nevada law does not protect their children.
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It’s a fact—pedestrian crashes are four times more likely to occur on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Almost all of these pedestrian crashes occur from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – while children are out trick-or-treating. Eighty-four percent of these tragic crashes occur in the middle of a neighborhood, not because children aren’t looking, and not because drivers aren’t looking for them, but simply because drivers can’t see these children clad in their dark Halloween costumes, especially in poorly lit parts of a neighborhood.
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According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), traffic-related fatalities are on the rise in Nevada, up 4% through August of 2016 over the same time period in 2015 (208 vs. 200). According to the National Safety Council, this increase is consistent with what is happening nationally, where Motor Vehicle Fatalities are up 9% through the first six months of 2016 over the same time period in 2015, and 18% higher than the same time period in 2014. An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on U.S. roads since January, and another 2.2 million seriously injured. The estimated cost of these deaths and injuries is $205 billion.
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The City of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation are adding a new element to the Zero Fatalities traffic safety campaign to help save lives: sidewalk decals to deter jaywalking. Nevada is experiencing a deadly epidemic – pedestrians are dying from vehicular crashes while crossing the street. With 46 pedestrian fatalities already on record in our state in 2016, the City is hoping the decals will remind pedestrians to use designated crosswalks rather than crossing illegally. Eastern Avenue is a prime example of an area heavily used by both pedestrians and transit passengers who often choose to jaywalk. Eastern Avenue, between Sahara and Owens, has seen four pedestrian fatalities in the past two years and 10 auto-pedestrian crashes since 2015. Twenty decals will be installed along Eastern Avenue.
Help us eradicate the pedestrian death epidemic in Nevada. Pledge to cross safely and make Zero Fatalities your goal. Then share the message with others to help save lives.
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