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Nevada Traffic Safety Task Forces

The Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) addresses Critical Emphasis Areas (CEAs) involved in a high number of fatalities and serious injuries. To provide synergy between CEAs, the nine CEAs are split between Key Areas, each of which has a Task Force that meets quarterly to address both common and CEA-specific issues. The organizational structure for the CEAs and Key Areas is shown in the chart.

Task Force membership is open to all interested agencies within the State of Nevada and the public. New members/agencies may be added at any time. The intent is for each agency to have one designated member to attend the quarterly meetings for each Key Area Task Force or assign a substitute. There are three levels of involvement:

  • Chair: There will be one chair for each Key Area Task Force.
  • Vice Chair: Each Key Area Task Force will have CEA Vice Chairs that coordinate the implementation of the Strategies and Action Steps with CEA Action Step Leaders and report back to the Key Area Task Force.
  • Action Step Leader: Leads or coordinates the implementation of action steps and tracks progress, attends interim meetings to provide a summary of action step activities to the Vice Chair, and attends quarterly Task Force meetings.
  • Member: Attends quarterly Task Force meetings and sends a representative from their organization if they cannot attend.
  • Follower: Prefers to remain on the distribution list to review Task Force meeting agendas and receive minutes, but generally does not attend Task Force meetings

Why get involved?
Reducing fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways requires partnership among all 5 Es of Traffic Safety (Equity, Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Emergency Services, and Everyone). The quarterly meetings provide an opportunity for members to share updates from their agency, hear what other states are doing, and learn about projects, programs, and outreach from other agencies at the local and state level.

For more information on how to get involved, view the Task Force Guidance document.