Nevada Traffic Incident Management

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Wrong Way Driver System

NDOT currently places “Wrong Way” signs on all freeway ramps to notify drivers errantly entering in the wrong direction. As a pilot program, NDOT is installing additional flashing warning signals and detection systems on certain interstate and freeway off-ramps. 

How Does the System Work?

The wrong way driver alert system uses radar and closed-circuit cameras to automatically detect vehicles entering in the wrong direction, activating two sets of red flashing wrong-way signs on the ramp. As a highly-visible additional indication to stop drivers from entering the wrong way, the first set of signs stands four feet high instead of the standard seven-foot sign height to more readily reach the lower eye level of sleepy or impaired drivers.

Wrong-Way Crash Research

The Transportation Research Board reports an average of 360 deaths nationwide every year due to wrong-way driver crashes. In more than half of wrong-way crashes, wrong-way drivers are impaired by alcohol.
Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018, there were 135 wrong-way crashes in Nevada resulting in 22 fatalities. Nevada is one of a handful of state DOTs testing the wrong-way driver detection systems. Preliminary research shows that such systems are 80% effective in stopping wrong-way drivers.

For more information and for a list of safe driving tips, please click on the link below.
https://www.dot.nv.gov/safety/wrong-way-driver-system

Nevada “Move Over” Safety Campaign

The Nevada State Police Highway Patrol, The Nevada Department of Transportation, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, the tow truck industry and the Traffic Incident Management Coalition announced the “Move Over” campaign aimed at raising public awareness of this important issue.

Since 2003 Nevada law has required drivers to slow down, and if safe to do so, move over one lane when approaching any official emergency vehicle(s) pulled over on the side of the road with red and blue emergency lights flashing. In 2017, the move over law (NRS 484B.607) expanded to include Nevada Department of Transportation vehicles (including Freeway Service Patrol), construction vehicles and tow trucks stopped on the side of the road with flashing amber or non-flashing blue lights activated. All 50 States have enacted “Move Over” laws to protect first responders, emergency workers and other personnel working alongside our nation’s highways.

It is important to point out that there are many more incidents each year that cause serious injuries to emergency responders, including career-ending, disabling injuries. There are dozens more property damage incidents that destroy expensive emergency vehicles that must then be taken out of service, making them unavailable to meet the community’s needs. – The Emergency Responder Safety Institute’s 2019 Fatality Report

The below link is a press conference that was held on March 25, 2021 in southern Nevada.
https://www.facebook.com/FOX5Vegas/videos/451381776131080/

The below link is a press conference that was held on March 30, 2021 in northern Nevada.
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Move Over

Move Over – Responder Safety

TIM Goals

The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program removes incidents from Nevada’s highways and restores normal travel operations as safely and quickly as possible.

NDOT, NSP, and multiple local agencies partner to:

Safe and quick clearance of traffic incidents.

Prompt reliable and interoperable communications.

Economic vitality by reducing delays.

Responder safety.

Secondary crashes.

NEVADA TIM HIGHLIGHT

Freeway Service Patrol (FSP)

The Nevada Department of Transportation provides the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program sponsored by GEICO in the Las Vegas and Reno/Sparks areas to reduce congestion and improve highway safety on the more heavily traveled sections of our urban freeways by reducing the time required to remove incidents and objects that can disrupt traffic flows during peak travel periods.

Nevada TIM Teams

The Nevada TIM Coalition is a forum of collaborative members from the public and private agencies to facilitate continuous dialogue about TIM practices. They do this through collaboratively creating and hosting mutually beneficial trainings and sharing resources. These well-rounded, multi-disciplinary teams bring together their diverse experience to advance and implement TIM practices within specific areas of responsibility across the state.

SHRP2 TIM Training

The SHRP2 TIM Training helps to provide training and information to better remove incidents from Nevada’s highways and restore normal travel operations as safely and quickly as possible.

TIM Resources

Browse TIM resources from TIM guidelines to SHRP2 TIM Training information to video resources to NDOT Diversion Maps to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), and more. This content is available for all visitors.

Nevada TRIP Information.

Nevada’s Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) is an incentive based towing program designed to standardize towing response for large commercial vehicle crashes. TRIP will pay heavy-duty towing and recovery companies’ monetary bonuses for the quick clearance of large commercial vehicle incidents in designated areas. The primary focus is on safe, quick clearance of commercial vehicle incidents, to reduce congestion, and reduce or eliminate secondary incidents.

MEETINGS, TRAINING, & EVENTS

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TIM Coalition Meetings & Events

  • June 25, 2024 - Reno, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am
  • June 26, 2024 - Carson City, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 10:30 am
  • June 27, 2024 - Las Vegas, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am
  • July 16-17, 2024 - Elko Traffic Safety Summit
  • August 27, 2024 - Reno, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am
  • August 28, 2024 - Carson City, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am
  • August 29, 2024 - Las Vegas, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am
  • November 12-14, 2024 - Nevada Traffic Safety Summit Reno, NV
  • December 3, 2024 - Reno, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am
  • December 4, 2024 - Carson City, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am
  • December 5, 2024 - Las Vegas, NV TIM Coalition Meeting - 11:30 am

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SHRP2 tim training & Announcements

  • THESE ARE THE SCHEDULED TRAINING CLASSES FOR 2024.
  • May22, 2024 - TIM Training Class - Tonopah, NV CANCELLED / RESCHEDULED
  • June 12, 2024 - TIM Training Classes - Reno, NV CANCELLED / RESCHEDULED
  • June 18,2024 - TIM Training Classes - Tonpah, NV 8:30 am & 5:30 pm
  • June 26, 2024 - TIM Training - Reno, NV 8a - 12p & & 1p - 5p
  • July 24, 2024 - TIM Training Class - Ely, NV 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 14, 2024 - TIM Training Classes - Las Vegas, NV 8a - 12p & 1p - 5p
  • August 29, 2024 - TIM Training Class - Carson City, NV 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 2024 - Nevada Traffic Safety Summit - Reno, NV / Dates TBD
  • September 18, 2024 - TIM Training Class - Winnemucca, NV 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 9, 2024 - TIM Training Class - Reno, NV 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 13, 2024 - TIM Training Class - Las Vegas, NV TO BE RESCHEDULED

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TRIP After-Action Review Meetings

  • THESE ARE THE SCHEDULED MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR TRIP:
  • June 13, 2024 - Las Vegas - 9:30am – 11:00am
  • July 11, 2024 - Las Vegas - 9:30am – 11:00am
  • August 8, 2024 - Las Vegas - 9:30am – 11:00am
  • September 12, 2024 Las Vegas - 9:30am - 11:00am
  • October 10, 2024 - Las Vegas, NV - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • November 7, 2024 - Las Vegas, NV - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • December 12, 2024 - Las Vegas, NV - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Other meetings to be announced.

For additional dates & information about coalition meetings, SHRP2 TIM Training, Nevada TRIP Program, click here.