Changing the Way We Think About Drug-Impaired Driving

Changing the Way We Think About Drug-Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is expanding to include other forms of impairment, such as marijuana and opioid use, which can also affect driving and cause crashes. Governors Highway Safety Association’s (GHSA’s) Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States finds that in 2016, 44% of fatally-injured drivers with known drug test results tested positive for drugs, …

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Partnering to Reach Zero Fatalities

This year, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities was formed by several new partners with the goal of helping eliminate fatalities on Nevada’s roadways. The coalition was spearheaded by Lyft and also includes Topgolf, the Downtown Project, PT’s Entertainment Group, the Raiders, Downtown Summerlin, and several others.

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Northern Nevada Vision Zero Task Force

In October 2017, Northern Nevada partners joined forces and created a Vision Zero Task Force. Task force members include: The cities of Reno and Sparks The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Nevada Department of Public Safety (NDPS) Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority …

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The Latest in Motorcycle Safety

It was a busy spring for motorcycle safety activities. Through a Proclamation by Governor Sandoval, May was designated as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” in Nevada. The Spring also saw an increase in outreach activities conducted by the Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program (Program). The Program had a presence at three motorcycle rallies, three dealership events, …

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Calendar of Events

9/5 Traffic Records Coordinating Committee Quarterly Meeting 9/6 Intersection and Pedestrian Safety Task Force 9/11 Lane Departure Prevention Task Force 9/20 Impaired Driving Prevention Task Force 9/20 Motorcycle Safety Task Force 9/27 Occupant Protection Task Force 9/27 Young Driver Safety Task Force

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