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.

Intersection Crashes 2013 - 2017

Task Force Leaders

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

Events

September 5, 2019 – Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meetings

Strategies and Action Steps

Implement geometric improvements
  1. Provide data and tools for practitioners to choose appropriate safety mitigation measures for intersections
  2. Develop systemic intersection safety program for awareness on safety improvements
  3. Encourage the review and make recommendations on design standards to incorporate safety updates
Training, education, and awareness
  1. Educate agencies on and encourage the use of Intersection Control Evaluations (ICE)
  2. Educate other NDOT and local agency employees of the benefits of alternative intersection designs
  3. Educate the public on the benefits of roundabouts and other alternative intersection designs
Legislative and Enforcement 
  1. Support the efforts for automated enforcement legislation

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

Resources

 

Agendas and Minutes

Download

Date

Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meeting Agenda PDF 09/2019
Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meeting Minutes PDF 09/2019

Fact Sheets

Intersection Safety Critical Emphasis Area Fact Sheet PDF 08/2019

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
Signalized Intersections Informational Guide PDF 07/2013
Intersection Safety Strategies PDF 07/2008

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