What is the SHSP?
Nevada's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, or SHSP, is a statewide, comprehensive safety plan that provides a coordinated framework for reducing fatalities and serious injuries on all Nevada public roads. The SHSP strategically establishes statewide goals and critical emphasis areas developed in consultation with Federal, state, local, and private sector safety stakeholders.
Nevada, under the leadership of the Nevada Department of Transportation, completed development of the first SHSP in 2006. The plan was updated in 2011. A broad range of state agencies and other organizations actively participated in the process through the Nevada Executive Committee on Traffic Safety (NECTS) and the Technical Working Group (TWG). The process involved a careful review of the data that resulted in the identification of five key emphasis areas including the following:
The Road to Zero
Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective means of saving lives and reducing injuries in crashes (NHTSA, 2008).
Known as "one of the deadliest crimes in America," In 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Almost 800 vehicle occupants died in lane departure--or non-intersection--crashes between 2005 and 2009 in Nevada.
Intersections are shared by a variety of users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and vehicles, and a potential point of conflict.
In Nevada, 282 pedestrians lost their lives from 2004 through 2008 due to actions of drivers, pedestrians, or both.