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--- Quote from: roadfro on December 02, 2018, 12:07:26 PM ---Curious why some highways don't have a "Welcome to Nevada" sign at the state line? Border monuments are on the way!

Ask Joe: Why no "Welcome to Nevada" sign at Bordertown?, MyNews4, 11/30/18

--- Quote ---Last year NDOT set out to replace all the "Welcome to Nevada" signs, the ones showing a lone prospector with new versions which were designed by Nevada high school students.

Most of those have been installed but in spots like Bordertown NDOT is designing what it calls gateway monuments like this to welcome people into the state. There will be six of the gateway monuments. Here in the North, they'll be installed at Bordertown, Topaz Lake and Crystal Bay up at Lake Tahoe.

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Wow, one on each stateline crossing of US 395. Not bad.

A bill currently proposed in the legislature will consider the possibility of automated enforcement cameras in Nevada.

Nevada lawmakers consider possibility of red light cameras, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/19/19

--- Quote ---On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Growth and Infrastructure heard Senate Bill 43, which would allow law enforcement agencies to use traffic cameras to cite drivers who fail to stop at a red light. The bill was requested by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Current state law reads that if a camera is used, a law enforcement officer must be present and the device must be handheld or installed in a vehicle.
If the bill is signed into law, it would be up to each jurisdiction to decide whether to implement the technology.

The jurisdiction would have to show just cause to install a camera – for example, a high rate of crashes occurring at a specific intersection – and must provide proof that other measures had failed to deter the problem.
If the bill is passed into law, Nevada would become the 25th state to use automated traffic enforcement.

Automated traffic enforcement was outlawed in Nevada in 1999, citing technology concerns. A similar bill was heard during the 2009 Legislative session, but was shot down.

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NELIS overview page on Senate Bill 43 (includes link to full text of bill).

While the article above seems to focus on red light cameras, the text of SB 43 indicates that automated enforcement devices could be used enforce the provisions of NRS 484B.300 (obedience to traffic control devices), NRS 484B.307 (traffic controlled by traffic control devices) or NRS 484B.600 (basic speed & speed limit rules).

Some other points, from reading the full text of the bill (as originally introduced):
[*]Jurisdictions must document for each location that either traditional enforcement measures have failed, there is a high violation rate of one of the three statutes mentioned, or high crash rate due to violations or one of the statutes.
[*]Installations must be to standards (yet to be developed) by NDOT, including a warning sign at least 300 feet in advance of any camera location and minimum yellow light time when enforcement cameras are used at intersections.
[*]Operation similar to other states (review by officer prior to sending notice to registered owner)
[*]Interestingly, violations and citations for these statutes issued via automated enforcement are not to be considered a moving traffic violation, are not to be recorded on a driver's DMV record, and automobile insurers may not increase rates nor cancel/refuse to re-insure a person's/group's rates based on automated enforcement violations.

Of course, that last will just turn them into even more of a money grab than they are now, because now there wouldn't be any pretense of them actually improving safety. "Just send the city the money."

Not that I'm arguing for them!

Plutonic Panda:
I sure hope they automated traffic enforcement bill dies a quick death!

The Elko Daily Free Press reports on what went wrong with the February snowstorm closure of the Lamoille Highway (NV 227), the only road connecting Elko and nearby Spring Creek (which now is almost as big as Elko itself). It mentions several possible improvements to the highway.

--- Quote ---In the aftermath of the Feb. 13 snowstorm that led to car crashes and closure of Lamoille Highway, stranding Spring Creek residents, the Elko County Regional Transportation Commission is looking at emergency and long-term solutions.

Nevada Highway Patrol closed the highway over the summit on Feb. 13 because of “extreme whiteout conditions, drifting snow, stuck vehicles and crashes,”  trooper Jim Stewart said the day after the closure.

The closure snarled traffic on the east side of Elko as motorists turned around and sought motel rooms when they believed they wouldn’t make it home that night. The highway, however, was reopened later that night.

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