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Nevada TRAFFIC Safety Calendar of Events

National Teen Driver Safety Week

OCTOBER 16–22 Motor vehicle crashes are also the leading cause of death among 15- to 19-year olds in the U.S. The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety uses a Peer to Peer program to raise awareness about teen safe driving issues. Zero Teen Fatalities educates young drivers about the importance of being safe behind the wheel.

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Zero Fatalities For Children: Vehicle Travel

The number one way kids travel to school is in your vehicle. The most tragic injury to a child comes when parents think they are doing the right thing by following the rules when it comes to passenger safety, but often learn the hard way that Nevada law does not protect their children.

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What’s Trending: Twinkle Treat Baskets

It’s a fact—pedestrian crashes are four times more likely to occur on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Almost all of these pedestrian crashes occur from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – while children are out trick-or-treating. Eighty-four percent of these tragic crashes occur in the middle of a neighborhood, not because …

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Rising Motor Vehicle Fatalities in 2016

According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), traffic-related fatalities are on the rise in Nevada, up 4% through August of 2016 over the same time period in 2015 (208 vs. 200). According to the National Safety Council, this increase is consistent with what is happening nationally, where Motor Vehicle Fatalities are up 9% through …

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Sidewalk Decals Installed to Deter Jaywalking

The City of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation are adding a new element to the Zero Fatalities traffic safety campaign to help save lives: sidewalk decals to deter jaywalking. Nevada is experiencing a deadly epidemic – pedestrians are dying from vehicular crashes while crossing the street. With 46 pedestrian fatalities already on …

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