NDOT’s New Traffic Crash Data Interactive Map Tool

Crash data is now available at nevadadot.com in an online map. The map is interactive and currently includes crash data for the years 2014-2016. The website also includes user tutorials. Users can search crash data by location and apply filters to display crash severity, crash type, and pedestrian/bicycle/motorcycle involvement. Continue reading “NDOT’s New Traffic Crash Data Interactive Map Tool”

Possible Contributing Factors to Pedestrian Fatalities

The Governors Highway Safety Association’s (GHSA) annual “Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities” takes a look at pedestrian fatalities, which have grown significantly faster than other traffic-related deaths in recent years. The report examines pedestrian fatality data by state from the first half of 2017 and explores factors contributing to the increase in pedestrian fatalities. Continue reading “Possible Contributing Factors to Pedestrian Fatalities”

New Online Ignition Interlock Course for Law Enforcement

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind online Ignition Interlock course for law enforcement. This two-hour course will equip law enforcement officers with information and resources to assist them when they encounter a driver who has, or should have, an ignition interlock installed in their vehicle. The course is hosted on the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training First Forward website free-of-charge and is nationally certified for continuing education credits. Please help us spread the word to your law enforcement partners!

Ignition Interlock requirements in Nevada: In June, 2017 Nevada passed SB259 making Nevada the 30th state with an All-Offender Ignition Interlock law. Beginning October 1, 2018, a first DUI will require the installation of an Ignition Interlock for a minimum of six months.

NHTSA Hosts Drug-Impaired Driving Summit

Although illegal in all 50 states, impaired driving is a growing epidemic affecting our nation. With the opioid epidemic and rise in legalization of marijuana, safety and law enforcement officials are being called to action to ensure our roads and communities stay safe. Drug-impaired driving is a complicated problem. There are 430 specific drugs or metabolites to test for, limited crash data, and impairment can be difficult to measure. Continue reading “NHTSA Hosts Drug-Impaired Driving Summit”