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.
“We hope this page can provide some added support to our grieving families in their individual process of healing,” said Amy Davey, Administrator at the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. “It is also our hope that these stories will cause readers to pause, reflect and recommit to safe driving for their safety and the safety of others on the roads.” Visitors to the new page can choose to (1) submit a memorial and photo of a loved one who died on Nevada roads, or (2) read and share submitted memorial stories.
As of this morning, two memorial stories are shared:
Family members interested in contributing to the page must first fill out and submit a form. Zero Fatalities will review and approve within 1-2 business days. Once approved, the memorial will appear at “In Loving Memory” on the Zero Fatalities website.
Memorial stories can be viewed by selecting the “All Stories” button on the top left of the home page, or stories can be viewed by category. Those categories are: seat belt use, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, pedestrian, motorcycle or young driver.
“It’s impossible to read these family memorials without reevaluating your own driving habits. This web page gets personal with the viewer and should make safe driving an easier choice for anyone,” said Davey. “And for some drivers, these stories, we hope, will be the spark that encourages better driving choices that will save their life and other lives on Nevada’s roads.”
Last year 330 lives were lost on Nevada roads. As of March 13, there have been 61 lives lost in 2017.