Between 2013 and 2017, 282 people lost their lives and a staggering 2,085 were seriously injured in intersection-related crashes on Nevada roadways. The goal of the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is to reach zero fatalities. Nevada’s Intersection Safety Critical Emphasis Area Fact Sheet provides information on who is involved in fatal and serious-injury intersection-related crashes, where and when these crashes occurred, and why they happened. The Fact Sheet also outlines critical strategies and action steps the State of Nevada plans to take in reducing impaired driving crashes in efforts to reach our goal of zero fatalities.

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Task Force Leaders

Vice Chair
Christina Karanikolas, City of Las Vegas
Molly O’Brien, Kimley-Horn


December 6, 2018 – Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meetings

Strategies and Action Steps

Implement geometric improvements
  1. Develop a systemic intersection safety improvement program
  2. Improve safety through design standard improvements
Use appropriate traffic controls to reduce conflicts
  1. Use Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) to determine appropriate traffic control at intersections
  2. Educate other NDOT employees and local agency employees of the benefits of roundabouts
  3. Install Flashing Yellow Arrows (FYAs) at traffic signals with protected permissive phasing
Improve sight distance and traffic control visibility
  1. Install retroreflective backplates at traffic signals
Improve access management to reduce conflicts
  1. Update NDOT Access Management Manual
  2. Implement access management guidelines at the state and local level
Improve behavior at intersections through the use of education and enforcement
  1. Educate the public on the benefits of roundabouts through a public relations (PR) campaign

Advisory Opinions

Based on national research and the potential for saving lives throughout the state, the Nevada SHSP Intersection Safety Task Force strongly recommends the following Advisory Opinions:

  • Support the Development of an ICE Policy for NDOT
  • Automated Enforcement at Intersections


Agendas and Minutes



Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meeting Agenda PDF 12/2018
Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meeting Minutes PDF 09/2018

Fact Sheets

Intersection Safety Critical Emphasis Area Fact Sheet PDF 09/2017

Other Documents

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Intersection Control Evaluation Website 08/2013
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Alternative Intersection Design Website 02/2017
FHWA Roundabout Guidance Website 02/2018
Highway Safety Manual Practitioners Guide for Intersections Course 07/2018
Intersection Safety Task Force Quarterly Summary Report PDF 05/2018

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