Grant Funding Available For Traffic Safety Programs

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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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