When you come to Las Vegas on vacation, it may be intimidating figuring out how to deal with traffic, pedestrians, parking and rental cars. It is true that getting around The Strip can be confusing, but you do not have to figure it out on your own. Here is a quick guide to driving around Las Vegas:
Be ready for traffic
Get prepared to deal with a lot of congestion. The Strip is full of locals and tourists who are just trying to get from point A to point B. There are plenty of stoplights and pedestrians, so it is normal to get stuck in stop-and-go traffic in Vegas. Here are a few guidelines for handling the traffic:
- Keep a buffer zone between yourself and other cars.
- Watch your blind spots.
- Brake smoothly.
- Communicate your intentions by using your turn signals and making eye contact.
- Breathe in and out to keep your anger at a minimum.
With so many other cars on the road, you are at risk of being in an accident. However, these tips can help you reduce the likelihood of being in a crash.
Watch out for drunk drivers
As you probably already know, Las Vegas is Sin City, which means there are a lot of drunk people who are gambling and attending shows. Unfortunately, many people who are under the influence will be driving around. Keep an eye out for these behaviors that indicate a motorist is drunk:
- Veering out of the lane
- Swerving suddenly
- Making wide turns
- Hitting objects near the street
- Braking excessively
- Failure to use headlights at night
- Driving too slow
Stay alert. If you see a driver who is acting reckless or suspicious, keep a significant distance. Above all else, make sure you seek legal counsel if you are involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident.