Nevada County has the 3rd lowest fatality rates of all counties in California. However, in the past 3 years, 1% of collisions on Nevada County roads have resulted in fatalities. The County is targeting zero fatalities over the next 3 years.
In 2019, to reach this goal, Public Works worked with community members, County departments, and local agencies and commissions to create the 2019 Nevada County Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP). The LRSP identifies priority areas for road improvements including strategies to address improper turning and broadside collisions; unsafe speeds, object impact and rear-end collisions; and driving under the influence. To address these safety concerns, Public Works has intersection and signage improvements, additional traffic signals, and radar trailers planned and partners with California Highway Patrol on public education and increased enforcement where identified.