The development and implementation of the SHSP is managed by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) with oversight and guidance from the Nevada Executive Committee for Traffic Safety (NECTS), led by top officials from the SHSP partner agencies such as the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, the Nevada Highway Patrol, the two major Regional Transportation Commissions (RTCs) in the state, and others.
To keep the SHSP process moving forward, Nevada established specific roles and responsibilities for each of the entities involved in the plan. A description of those roles is shown below.
Nevada Executive Committee for Traffic Safety
Establishes SHSP policies and procedures, reviews progress, provides advice and guidance, addresses challenges, and removes barriers;
Provides support and assistance to specific SHSP strategies as appropriate; and
Consults the SHSP when updating agency or organization plans and programs and shares progress on safety initiatives.
Technical Working Group
Reviews progress in each of the CEAs;
Provides assistance, when appropriate, to overcome barriers or solve problems;
Provides recommendations to the NECTS on all major SHSP initiatives, such as the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and flex projects, updating of the plan, new or revised goals, changes in CEA leadership, etc.;
Receives updates on SHSP-related campaigns, trainings, or other programs; and
Leads the SHSP revision.
Critical Emphasis Area Teams
Leads development and assists with implementation of multi-disciplinary goals and strategies to combat traffic fatalities and serious injuries in team’s respective emphasis area;
Ensures team membership is multidisciplinary and includes representatives from at least three of the 4Es of safety (engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency medical services);
Follows up with State SHSP coordinators if assistance is needed on team composition.
Critical Emphasis Area (CEA) Teams include:
- Impaired Driving
- Seat Belt
- Lane Departures
Oversees implementation of any data projects funded through HSIP; identifies any potential problems for review and comment by the TWG and NECTS.
Identifies data needs from each of the CEA teams and reports to the Nevada Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC) on what the teams need.
Obtains annual data reports from OTS and DOT for use in updating CEA team tracking tools and the SHSP CEA fact sheets; reviews the data to ensure accuracy.
Requests consultant to obtain the necessary Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data, and identifies any discrepancies between DOT and OTS data; directs consultant to work with OTS and DOT to overcome any data deficiencies so information can be used for the tracking tools and fact sheets.
Strategic Communications Alliance
Adopts an SHSP Marketing and Communications Calendar that details the timing and message of public information and education campaigns for the year;
Reviews and approves all SHSP marketing materials, including the SHSP logo, quarterly newsletter, press releases, and other communication and education materials;
Participates, whenever possible, in major news media events;
Develops campaign ideas for CEA emphasis areas not already covered by existing campaigns; and
Provides technical assistance, when necessary, to local agencies or groups conducting an SHSP-related media event.