Congresswoman Dina Titus Awarded for Efforts to Improve Child Passenger Safety

Congresswoman Dina Titus Awarded for Efforts to Improve Child Passenger Safety

Properly used and installed car seats can reduce a child’s risk of serious and fatal injuries in a crash by up to 80 percent. Children from underserved communities face higher death rates, sometimes even twice as high. In May, Representative Dina Titus introduced a bill entitled Enhancing Child Passenger Safety in Underserved Communities Act that …

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Motorcycle Safety Facts

Did you know? The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires that all motorcycle helmets sold in the United States meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 218). This certification is made by the helmet manufacturers, but USDOT conducts compliance testing of a few selected motorcycle helmets to determine whether these helmets meet the federal safety …

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Downtown Reno Seeks Behavioral Change by Establishing a Pedestrian Safety Zone

The City of Reno established Nevada’s first ever pedestrian safety zone on the corner of Lake Street and Fourth Street, near the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County bus station. The pedestrian zone has a speed limit of 20 miles per hour and is indicated by bright yellow safety zone signage. Citations for violations within the safety …

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NHTSA’s Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) statistical projection of traffic fatalities (including motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, and people walking and biking) in 2020 shows that an estimated 38,680 people died in traffic crashes, an estimated 7.2% increase over 2019. NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Facts Crash Stats for 2020 can be viewed in full here.

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Joining Forces for Safer Roads

    The Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety oversees the “Joining Forces” program, which includes 82% of county sheriffs’ departments partnering with the Nevada Highway Patrol. This program was recently featured in the national LEL Newsletter for the program’s efforts to prepare for Memorial Day weekend. The article can be viewed in …

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