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Date Published: 2010-04-12

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: NDOT and Partners Host Safety Road Shows

Story Text:

Over 100 safety stakeholders including traffic safety engineers and planners, law enforcement officers, EMS personnel, public education and information specialists and others are joining the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety to finalize information to update Nevada’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). At meetings to be held in Las Vegas, Henderson, Carson City and Elko, these stakeholders will be providing NDOT and OTS with their ideas for the SHSP.

Nevada Department of Transportation recently received a national traffic safety recognition from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for programs like the Strategic Highway Safety Plan which have helped reduce traffic-related fatalities. Since 2004, traffic-related fatalities in Nevada have declined by 38 percent from 395 in 2004 to 243 in 2009.

WHEN: April 12, 2010 RTC Southern NV 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Room 108 Las Vegas, NV 9:00 AM to Noon

April 13, 2010 Henderson City Hall 240 S. Water Street, Green Valley Training Room, 2nd Floor Henderson, NV 9:00 AM to Noon

April 14, 2010 Nevada State Legislative Building 401 S. Carson Street, Room 2134 Carson, City NV 9:00 AM to Noon

April 15, 2010 Nevada DOT District 3 Office 1951 Idaho Street, Conference Room Elko, NV 9:00 AM to Noon