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.
The below link is a press conference that was held on March 30, 2021 in northern Nevada.
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.
In October of 2021, Parsons participated in the Nevada Traffic Safety Summit in Las Vegas. The event was hosted by Nevada Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety. The Nevada Traffic Safety Summit gathers safety partners to share best practices to reach the ultimate goal of Zero Fatalities in Nevada. Each day we work to save lives on Nevada’s roadways, through collaboration, partnership, and an ongoing commitment to Zero Fatalities. The annual Nevada Traffic Safety Summit brings together safety professionals and Nevada’s first responders with representatives from Engineering, Enforcement, EMS and Education.