Zero Fatalities for Children Traveling to School

Zero Fatalities for Children Traveling to School

The 4th Annual Zero Fatalities for Children Traveling to School media week was held in Clark County August 7th through 11th. The event highlighted the ways children travel to school and brought together all of the safety partners to address each travel mode as a group. This made it easy for everyone to participate and …

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Teen Driver Safety – New Young Drivers Critical Emphasis Area

Teens contribute to and are injured or killed from vehicle crashes in the U.S. at an alarming rate. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-20. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) (Young Drivers: 2015 Data – Traffic Safety Facts, 2017): in 2015, 1,886 15- …

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OTS Program Spotlight

Higher Learning for College-Aged Drivers With car crashes continuing to be the number one killer of young adults in the U.S., this August the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety under the Zero Teen Fatalities umbrella launched the Zero101 program. Zero101 is an interactive program that teaches college-aged drivers about the importance of being safe behind …

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Cars and Cops Program

This school year, Zero Teen Fatalities launched a new sub-program designed to keep teen drivers safe on the road. Cars and Cops is a 45-minute, hands-on interactive high school event that partners with local automotive maintenance providers and local law enforcement to teach teens about basic automobile maintenance and what to expect when interacting with …

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What’s Trending: Vision Zero – Laying the Foundation in Nevada

Fatalities are up in Nevada, especially for those on foot. We have committed people working diligently to stop this trend and they are looking at applying a new approach. Vision Zero (VZ) was born in Sweden twenty years ago, and is given credit for reducing fatalities in Sweden and the European Union (EU) by 90 …

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Ken’s Cone Zone Supports NDOT Pedestrian Safety Projects

Ken Smith from Fox 5’s “Ken’s Cone Zone” in Las Vegas recently covered a news story about the new decorative median fencing installed along the raised median on Charleston Boulevard between Nellis Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard. NDOT has committed millions of dollars to pedestrian safety projects throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including $2.4 million in upgrades …

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Follow Up: Pedestrian Sidewalk Decals Installed in Northern Nevada

To continue to spread the message of Zero Fatalities and pedestrian safety in Nevada, NDOT (in partnership with City of Reno, City of Sparks, RTC Washoe County, Washoe County School District, and the University of Nevada, Reno) has installed pedestrian sidewalk decals around the Truckee Meadows area to remind the community of pedestrian safety.

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Office of Traffic Safety’s 2018 Highway Safety Plan

Every year, to fulfill federal requirements, the Office of Traffic Safety is required to publish a Highway Safety Plan. These annual plans help inform key stakeholders and the public about statewide grant-funded projects and performance measure trends and targets. Nevada’s Highway Safety Plan was recently approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and …

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