Governor Sisolak Appoints New Directors

Governor Sisolak Appoints New Directors

Three member agencies of the Nevada Executive Committee on Traffic Safety (NECTS) received new leadership earlier this year, when Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of new directors of the Departments of Public Safety, Motor Vehicles, and Transportation.

Read More

Grant Funding Available For Traffic Safety Programs

The Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) is now accepting grant applications from government, non-profit, and community organizations to submit proposals for funding for projects that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on Nevada’s roadways.

Read More

Managing Speed on a State Level

“Speeding Away from Zero:  Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge” was recently released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as a part of their Spotlight on Highway Safety series. Highlighting the role of speed in fatal crashes, the new report suggests that despite the significant role speed plays in crashes nationwide, “Speeding remains a …

Read More

2018: Our Commitment to Zero Fatalities is Stronger than Ever

In preliminary data released by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, Nevada had 331 fatalities on its roadways in 2018, up 6.4% from 2017’s 311 fatalities. This marks a ten-year record high for Nevada. Some of the notable changes included a 23% increase in unrestrained fatalities and an 18% decrease in pedestrian fatalities. This marks …

Read More

NDOT’s New Wrong-Way Driver Program

As a pilot program, NDOT has replaced traditional “WRONG-WAY” signs on off-ramps and has installed flashing warning and detection systems on 20 US 395 ramps in the Reno area. The system uses radar and closed-circuit cameras to automatically detect vehicles traveling up the ramp in the wrong direction and activates red flashing wrong-way signs on …

Read More

DUI Strike Team

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) have partnered to form Nevada’s first-ever driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement team, known as the DUI Strike Team. Seven full-time sworn officers, including four LVMPD officers and three State Troopers, have been appointed to the task force with the mission of …

Read More

Vision Zero Task Force

Members of the Northern Nevada Vision Zero Task Force took to the streets of Reno and Sparks this past November asking for the community’s help with a pedestrian safety survey. The Task Force gathered in high-pedestrian traffic areas requesting pedestrians to complete the survey in person. The survey was also available online in English and …

Read More

Roadside Textalyzer

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), texting drivers face a crash risk two to six times higher than a non-texting driver, and according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), 67% of drivers admit to engaging in this potentially lethal behavior. Attendees at this year’s Nevada Traffic Safety Summit were able to hear …

Read More

Don’t Drive Impaired. Don’t Kill a Dream.

When someone is killed, their dreams die with them. In 2017, there were 99 impaired-driving fatalities on Nevada roadways. That’s 99 dreams that will never be fulfilled. Zero Fatalities is launching the “Don’t Kill a Dream” movement to bring a personal connection to the issue of impaired driving, honor the dreams of victims, and advocate …

Read More

2018 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit Recap

The 2018 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit was held on October 16-18 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Hosted by the Nevada Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety–Office of Traffic Safety, the annual event brings together traffic safety partners, industry professionals, educators, and advocates to discuss the challenges of traffic safety with respect to …

Read More