This fall, the Nevada Traffic Safety Summit gathered in person in Sparks, Nevada. The two-day event brought together traffic safety experts from across the state to share knowledge and ideas in the continued collaborative effort to increase roadway safety in Nevada. Over 300 professionals gathered at the Nugget Casino Resort from October 19-20, a record attendance for the Nevada Traffic Safety Summit!
Session offerings included child passenger safety and motorcycle safety workshops, Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training, a law enforcement panel discussion, and traffic safety technology presentations. Focused sessions also included presentations on keeping young drivers safe, transportation safety equity, the Safe System Approach, and grant writing.
Keynote sessions featured Gina Espinosa-Salcedo of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who presented on active transportation, in addition to Shelly Baldwin of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, who presented on the proactive traffic safety culture implementation in Washington State.
Mayor Lawson of the City of Sparks also provided a special presentation on improvements in the City of Sparks related to connectivity, access, and safety.
The 2022 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit closed with the TIM crash demonstration with participation from response partners in Northern Nevada. Thank you to those who participated in this event. We look forward to seeing you again in 2023 for another in-person Traffic Safety Summit in Southern Nevada.