The Latest in Motorcycle Safety

The Latest in Motorcycle Safety

Hearing Impaired Nevada Rider Class Nevada Rider in partnership with the Deaf Centers of Nevada held a first of its kind motorcycle safety class for hearing impaired riders in Northern Nevada last September. With over four months of preparation and coordination, participants walked away with valuable, lifesaving motorcycle information. Minor changes were made to how …

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Nevada Awarded $15,000 Grant to Support Drowsy Driving Prevention Efforts

In May, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) announced that Nevada was one of four states receiving a grant to educate law enforcement and communities on drowsy driving. This November, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety provided training for law enforcement through the Joining Forces Program at the …

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NDOT Installs New Milepost Signs

As part of numerous highway improvement projects that are currently underway through the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), new highway mile marker signs are being installed. The new signs provide increased visibility since the sign is placed with the top of the sign five feet above the roadway and the signs are more than twice …

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Technologies Can Reduce Cell Phone Distracted Driving

The Federal Government reports that more than 3,000 people each year are killed on U.S. roadways due to distracted driving. Approximately 70% of drivers also admit to using cell phones despite knowing the dangers of distracted driving. What many people do not know is that app developers are helping make your phone a device to …

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Zero Fatalities for Children Traveling to School

The 4th Annual Zero Fatalities for Children Traveling to School media week was held in Clark County August 7th through 11th. The event highlighted the ways children travel to school and brought together all of the safety partners to address each travel mode as a group. This made it easy for everyone to participate and …

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Teen Driver Safety – New Young Drivers Critical Emphasis Area

Teens contribute to and are injured or killed from vehicle crashes in the U.S. at an alarming rate. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-20. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) (Young Drivers: 2015 Data – Traffic Safety Facts, 2017): in 2015, 1,886 15- …

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OTS Program Spotlight

Higher Learning for College-Aged Drivers With car crashes continuing to be the number one killer of young adults in the U.S., this August the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety under the Zero Teen Fatalities umbrella launched the Zero101 program. Zero101 is an interactive program that teaches college-aged drivers about the importance of being safe behind …

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Cars and Cops Program

This school year, Zero Teen Fatalities launched a new sub-program designed to keep teen drivers safe on the road. Cars and Cops is a 45-minute, hands-on interactive high school event that partners with local automotive maintenance providers and local law enforcement to teach teens about basic automobile maintenance and what to expect when interacting with …

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What’s Trending: Vision Zero – Laying the Foundation in Nevada

Fatalities are up in Nevada, especially for those on foot. We have committed people working diligently to stop this trend and they are looking at applying a new approach. Vision Zero (VZ) was born in Sweden twenty years ago, and is given credit for reducing fatalities in Sweden and the European Union (EU) by 90 …

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Ken’s Cone Zone Supports NDOT Pedestrian Safety Projects

Ken Smith from Fox 5’s “Ken’s Cone Zone” in Las Vegas recently covered a news story about the new decorative median fencing installed along the raised median on Charleston Boulevard between Nellis Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard. NDOT has committed millions of dollars to pedestrian safety projects throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including $2.4 million in upgrades …

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