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Traffic Safety Engineering

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Overview

NDOT’s mission is to continually improve the safety of Nevada's Highways and Freeways for the users of these systems.  Traffic Safety Engineering goals are to implement safety features and enhancements that will produce a decrease in the frequency, rate, and severity of, and potential for, crashes involving motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and wildlife on state maintained roadways in Nevada.

Implementation of comprehensive safety programs involving engineering, installation of safety devices, and public awareness and education, work together to promote our stated goals.

See below for several safety programs that the Nevada Department of Transportation have implemented to make Nevada roads safer.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety

Living communities that support bicycling and walking are a high priority of both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Nevada Department of Transportation.  We want to providing safe and convenient transportation choices to all citizens, whether it's by walking, bicycling, transit or driving. Unfortunately, each year pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities comprise of about 16 percent of all traffic fatalities, with approximately 5,000 pedestrian deaths and 800 bicyclist deaths nationally. These numbers are unacceptably on the rise which is why we continue to make safety improvements to our roads and highways.  Through the four E's: Engineering, Enforcement, Education and Emergency Services we are taking an integrated approach to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.  

Bicycle Safety
Pedestrian Safety Projects 
Zero Fatalities
Potential Pedestrian Safety Improvement Evaluation Guideline (August 2016)