Pedestrian Safety

373 pedestrians lost their lives in pedestrian crashes on Nevada roads between 2013 - 2017.

The goal of the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is to reach zero fatalities. Nevada’s Pedestrian Safety Critical Emphasis Area Fact Sheet provides information on who is involved in fatal and serious-injury pedestrian 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.

Zero Fatalities


Erin Breen, UNLV Vulnerable Road Users Project

Vice Chair
Bill Story, Nevada Department of Transportation, Multimodal Planning

Molly O’Brien, Kimley-Horn


September 3, 2020 – Pedestrian Task Force Meeting


Implement geometric improvements through engineering

  1. Provide data and tools for practitioners to choose appropriate safety mitigation measures for pedestrians (bulb-outs, median refuge, tighter radii at crosswalks, narrowing the pavement width, off-set sidewalks, etc.).
  2. Modifications to signal timing to provide accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists (pedestrian lead intervals at high pedestrian use locations, automatic call for intersections with high pedestrian activity, consider a pilot for changing the walk icons, etc.).
  3. Apply the NDOT Process for the Evaluation of Uncontrolled Crosswalk Locations at all legal uncontrolled crosswalk locations whether existing or proposed.
  4. Provide pedestrian-focused lighting at pedestrian crossing locations.


Training, education and awareness

  1. Implement Vision Zero in Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada.
  2. Implement pedestrian safety zones.
  3. Collaborate on and provide support for pedestrian safety awareness campaigns – Target messages to impacted groups (based on data analysis) (campaign for how long it takes a driver to see, react and stop for a pedestrian. Provide education on the buses.).
  4. Collaborate on and provide support for programs that promote walking or biking to school and include safety education to school children and parents.


Improve driver and pedestrian awareness and behavior

  1. Provide and publicize targeted law enforcement events so that law enforcement can educate/ticket non-compliant motorists and pedestrians.
  2. Prioritize and plan NRS language and key bill provisions (Current activities on pedestrian timing language).
  3. Pedestrian citation class.


All Advisory Opinions for the 2021 Legislative session are under development.


Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meeting AgendaPDF09/2020
Intersection Safety and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Meeting MinutesPDF06/2020
Pedestrian Safety Task Force Quarterly Summary ReportPDF03/2020
Pedestrian Safety Critical Emphasis Area Fact SheetPDF08/2019
Pedestrian Fatalities by State – 2018 Preliminary DataPDF2019
Vision Zero Truckee Meadows Draft Action PlanPDF2019
The Basics of Micromobility and Related Motorized Devices for Personal TransportWebsite2019
E-Scooter Management in Midsized Cities in the United StatesWebsite2019
Pedestrian SafetyPDF2019
Bicycle SafetyPDF2019
Traffic Law 101PDF2019
Traffic Law 102PDF2019
Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2018PDF2019
Traffic Safety Facts – Bicyclists and other CyclistsPDF2019
DWI History of Fatally Injured PedestriansPDF2019
Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State – 2019 Preliminary DataPDF2019
Pedestrian Fatalities by State – 2017 Preliminary DataPDF2018
Injured Pedestrians: A National Descriptive Analysis (2012-2016)PDF2016
Pedestrian Safety A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and PractitionersPDF2013