Nevada Researchers Work on Accident Prevention


Driving in Reno is not (nearly) as bad as driving in Southern California or New York City, but we still have our share of accidents.

A UNR civil engineer professor and some UNR students are now researching roads and intersections in the Reno area to make them safer and less accident prone. The project entails videotaping certain intersections and studying tire marks or warning signs in "fender bender" areas.

The students have also set up surveys online and at the Department of Motor Vehicles that ask the public to identify high accident areas. Once these areas are located, the students review statistical data with an aim toward alleviating the problem particular to the spot. Read more about this project in the Reno Gazette.