Occupant Protection

344 unbelted vehicle occupants lost their lives in crashes on Nevada roadways between 2015 - 2019.

The Nevada Crash Data Dashboard provides information on who is involved in unbelted driving fatalities and fatal crashes, where and when these crashes occurred, and why they happened. Nevada’s strategies to reduce unbelted driving fatalities and serious injuries are listed below.

Zero Fatalities
Task Force Leaders

Vice Chair: Laura Gryder, MA, UNLV School of Medicine

Facilitator: Lindsay Saner, P.E., PTOE, RSP1, Kimley-Horn

  1. Improve occupant protection use laws.
  2. Maximize proper restraint use by coordinating training and checkpoints with enforcement and the medical community.
  3. Create awareness of proper restraint use with public outreach activities.
  4. Analyze data and prepare documents to support occupant protection use.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2018 Children Traffic Safety FactsPDF01/2021
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2018 Occupant Protection in Passenger Vehicles Traffic Safety FactsPDF06/2020
Seat Belt Use in 2019—Use Rates in the
States and Territories
Seat Belt Use in 2019—Overall ResultsPDF12/2019
Occupant Protection Task Force Quarterly Summary ReportPDF03/2020
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Child SafetyWebsite2020
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) SeatbeltsWebsite2020
Traffic Safety Facts – Guidelines to Observe and Estimate Statewide Seat Belt Use at NightPDF03/2010
Zero Fatalities A Goal We Can All Live With – A UDOT and DPS ProgramPDF