About the Office of Traffic Safety (O.T.S.)
The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, a Division of the Department of Public
Safety (DPS), is the federally recognized highway safety office in the state of
Nevada. The Director of DPS serves as the Governor's Highway Safety
Nevada highways will be noted as among the safest in the Nation when comparing
its fatalities and injuries per vehicular miles driven with all other states.
Prepare and administer an annual comprehensive Highway Safety Plan that will
reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes on Nevada public roadways. The
plan will support and/or implement innovative traffic safety projects at both
the state and local level. The focus will be on reducing the contributing
factors associated with traffic crashes through selective enforcement
countermeasures developed from extensive problem identification, close
cooperation with highway safety engineers, and well-planned public awareness and
education programs aimed at all roadway users.
The Office of Traffic Safety shall be composed of a dedicated, enthusiastic team
striving to achieve its stated mission, goals and objectives. We will promote
safe roadway use by everyone regardless of their age, race, sex, and ethnic
origin by using creative ideas from both the public and private sectors; adhere
to the highest standards set for program implementation by state and federal
regulations; provide assistance to communities in qualifying for traffic safety
funding regardless of size or economic base; and perform our services in the
most efficient and effective manner possible.
To encourage the
implementation of innovative traffic safety projects at the state and local
level that improve motorist awareness, roadway environment, data collection
systems, enforcement, and emergency response aimed at reducing the number
and severity of traffic crashes on public highways.
To administer a statewide
bicycle and pedestrian education program to promote safe bicycle, pedestrian
and vehicle interaction on public traffic ways.
To administer a comprehensive
motorcycle safety education and training program including selection and
enhancement of motorcycle training sites, conducting instructor development
workshops aimed toward reducing injuries and fatalities while increasing
awareness of motorcycles by other road users.