Roadside Textalyzer

Roadside Textalyzer

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), texting drivers face a crash risk two to six times higher than a non-texting driver, and according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), 67% of drivers admit to engaging in this potentially lethal behavior. Attendees at this year’s Nevada Traffic Safety Summit were able to hear …

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Don’t Drive Impaired. Don’t Kill a Dream.

When someone is killed, their dreams die with them. In 2017, there were 99 impaired-driving fatalities on Nevada roadways. That’s 99 dreams that will never be fulfilled. Zero Fatalities is launching the “Don’t Kill a Dream” movement to bring a personal connection to the issue of impaired driving, honor the dreams of victims, and advocate …

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2018 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit Recap

The 2018 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit was held on October 16-18 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Hosted by the Nevada Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety–Office of Traffic Safety, the annual event brings together traffic safety partners, industry professionals, educators, and advocates to discuss the challenges of traffic safety with respect to …

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Calendar of Events

12/6 Intersection Safety Task Force Meeting Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meeting 12/11 Occupant Protection Task Force Meeting Young Driver Safety Task Force Meeting 12/13 Lane Departure Prevention Task Force Meeting Motorcycle Safety Task Force Meeting 12/20 Impaired Driving Prevention Task Force Meeting  

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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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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.

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