Documentary Shows the Horrors of Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crashes

Documentary Shows the Horrors of Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crashes

After nearly a year-long delay, the documentary born of the 2019 #Dusk2Dawn pedestrian safety campaign premiered on March 18th. My Best Friend: A Pedestrian Story follows the awareness campaign that launched with 91 chalk body outlines on Las Vegas streets the last week of October 2019. The documentary tells the stories and chronicles the involvement …

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Nevada Rider Update

As we move closer to a return to normalcy, we can begin to see the toll that COVID-19 had on our motorcycle program and motorcyclists in the state. Safety course enrollment dropped about 40%, nearly every major motorcycle rally was canceled, and even though there have been fewer people on the road, there was a …

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New CEAs in the 2021-2025 SHSP

As shown in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Organizational Structure below, the updated SHSP established 13 emphasis areas organized under four key areas, including nine critical emphasis areas (CEAs) that have developed strategies and action steps for implementation. Selection of the nine CEAs for the 2021-2025 SHSP Update was a data-driven process, and includes …

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Save Yourself Campaign

Save Yourself is the first campaign launch of the Zero Fatalities Program 10-Year Anniversary. The first phase of the Save Yourself campaign focused on three specific safety topics: distracted driving, pedestrian safety, and intersection safety. The campaign is designed to get people’s attention and eliminate unsafe behavior on our roadways by capitalizing on the current cultural …

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TREND In Focus: Speed-Related Crashes

The March 2021 Issue of Nevada’s Traffic Research and Education Newsletter (TREND) contains the following article about Crash and Trauma Outcomes for Motor Vehicle Occupants. TREND In Focus: Speed-Related Crashes – Crash and Trauma Outcomes for Motor Vehicle Occupants By Laura K. Gryder, MA, Samantha A. Slinkard-Barnum, MPH, and Deborah A. Kuhls, MD Vehicle speed …

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Safety Spotlight 

Safety Grants Awarded for 2020-2021 Regional School Zone Safety Initiative  The State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety awarded grants to Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and Washoe County School District to support their participation in the 2020-2021 Regional School Zone Safety Initiative. The initiative will increase enforcement and education …

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2021-2025 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Update 

Nevada’s SHSP is a comprehensive statewide safety plan that identifies the greatest causes of fatalities and serious injuries on Nevada roadways and provides a coordinated framework for reducing these crashes. Goals and strategies were developed in consultation with federal, tribal, state, local, and private-sector safety stakeholders.  Nevada’s goal of Zero Fatalities is more critical now than ever …

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Safety Summit Recap 

Like most events in the landmark year 2020, the Nevada Traffic Safety Summit shifted to virtual to ensure the safety of its presenters and participants. While participants could not meet in person, there was still an abundance of learning.  When we started planning the 2020 Summit in 2019, no one had heard of COVID-19—and we certainly did not expect it to …

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Zero Fatalities 10-Year Anniversary 

The year 2021 commemorates the 10th year of Nevada’s industry-leading and life-saving Zero Fatalities program. In honor of the 10th anniversary, Zero Fatalities will tell the story of how the program has impacted Nevadans over the past decade by championing the life-saving critical mission of getting every road user home safely.   The year-long celebration will leverage new and ongoing engagements, events, outreach, and campaigns to recognize and celebrate …

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Welcome

Kristina Swallow, Director, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Kristina Swallow was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak in January of 2019 as Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation. With more than 25 years of experience in engineering, public policy, and community advocacy, as a practicing civil engineer, Kristina has worked in several technical areas including flood …

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