Young Driver Safety

176 young drivers (ages 15-20) lost their lives in crashes on Nevada roads between 2013 - 2017. 

The goal of the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is to reach zero fatalities. Nevada’s Young Driver Safety Problem 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 young driver crashes in efforts to reach our goal of zero fatalities.

Zero Fatalities

TASK FORCE LEADERS

Chair
Kevin Moore, Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety

Vice Chair
Vacant

Facilitator
Karen Sprattler, Kimley-Horn

EVENTS

September 24, 2020 – Young Driver Safety Task Force Meeting

STRATEGIES AND ACTION STEPS

Improve driver education by standardizing curriculum

  1. Participate in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) driver’s education curriculum review.
  2. Participate in an Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) review of driver exam.
  3. Identify grant funding to develop an interactive online training.

 

Provide Legislative Support for No Cell Phone Use during Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

  1. Collect and provide data on cell phone use by young drivers.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

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

Resources

DocumentsDownload Date
Young Driver Safety Task Force Meeting AgendaPDF09/2020
Young Driver Safety Task Force Meeting MinutesPDF06/2020
Young Driver Safety Task Force Quarterly Summary ReportPDF03/2020
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Teenagers Website03/2020
Teen Driving Safety Research at CIRPWebsite2020
National Safety Council – Teen Drivers and Information for ParentsWebsite2020
2017 Young Driver Traffic Safety FactsPDF05/2019
Young Driver Safety Critical Emphasis Area Fact SheetPDF08/2019
Countermeasures that Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for
State Highway Safety Offices (Chapter 6: Young Drivers)
PDF2017