Introducing NHTSA’s New SaferCar App

Introducing NHTSA’s New SaferCar App

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a free smartphone app that will notify users if a safety recall is issued for their vehicle. The app provides immediate information regarding what to do and how to get the recall fixed for free. The app also includes information on safety ratings, car seats, and …

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DPS-OTS Provides $50K Grant for 2021 DUI Treatment Court Program

The Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) provided a $50K grant to the Las Vegas Justice Court for continued placement of a Specialty Courts Coordinator with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Treatment Court, which saw a recidivism rate of only 1.4% for its participants in 2019. The treatment court was established …

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Concept to Countermeasures

UNR Selected for Urban Pedestrian Crash Research Traffic safety professionals know that over 90% of the time the driver is either completely or partially at fault in fatal crashes, but how do we address this problem?

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Announcing: Certified Zero

The Nevada Department of Transportation is excited to announce “Certified Zero,” a new opportunity to get more involved in Zero Fatalities, Nevada’s highway safety program.

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Walking School Bus Program

One of the most exciting times for a child is when mom and dad let them start walking or riding their bike to school with their friends. Many parents are reluctant to do so for fear of the safety concerns that arise when their children are of age to have these privileges. Providing a safe …

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RTC Washoe Complete Streets Master Plan

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) is in the process of developing a Complete Streets Master Plan to identify the RTC’s long range strategy for complete street treatments on regional roads in the Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area. This plan will address safety, traffic flow, and connections for all modes of travel.

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What’s Trending: New Technologies for Child Seats

Shopping for a car seat for baby is one of the first things a family buys before bringing home their new bundle of joy. But not all car seats are created equal. Technically, every car seat sold in the U.S. must pass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. They are all considered “safe”, however, it’s …

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Nevada Traffic Highway Safety

Calendar of Events Update to the Strategic Highway Safety Plan Statewide safety partners have developed a draft document for the 2016-2020 Update to the Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

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2016 – 2020 Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Every five years, SHSP partners from across the state work together to update the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, to refocus efforts to reduce fatalities and serious injuries over the next five years, working toward Nevada’s goal of Zero Fatalities.

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