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March 2019 Archives

New Nevada law may help reduce drunk driver accidents

Unfortunately, driving under the influence of alcohol is a problem that continues to plague the state of Nevada. Statistics say that almost 30 people die every day in the United States at the hands of a drunk driver, or about one person every 48 minutes. Although significant progress has been made to combat this problem, drunk driver accidents still happen at an alarming rate.

Bicycle accidents: Young boy injured by hit-and-run driver

Cycling is not only a popular form of recreation in Nevada, but also an economical form of transportation. Especially in crowded cities such as Las Vegas, traveling by bicycle is very convenient, good for the environment and a great way to stay in shape. The wonderful climate here makes for great riding conditions year-round. However, as roads have become more and more crowded in recent years, bicycle accidents have become a big concern. Unfortunately, these type of accidents often result in serious injury or death.

Car accidents: Fatal crash leaves a man facing serious charges

Few things in life are more frustrating than experiencing an automobile accident. However, when an act of negligence causes a serious or fatal accident, the experience can be absolutely devastating and have far-reaching impacts on families. In Nevada, fatal car accidents seem to be happening more frequently these days.

Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrian in Reno struck and killed

In Nevada cities, many people choose walking as a main source of transportation. Walking and jogging are also very popular forms of exercise and recreation these days, and, on most days, it is not uncommon to see large numbers of walkers and runners enjoying the abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures found here. There is no shortage of pedestrians in Nevada today. Unfortunately, any time vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity, pedestrian accidents will happen.

How long trucker commutes endanger motorists

It is all but impossible to avoid commercial trucks when traveling roadways across Las Vegas and Nevada, but for many motorists, sharing the road with these heavy, oversize vehicles can be an anxiety-inducing experience. While traveling alongside semi-trucks can prove dangerous under the best possible circumstances, truckers who abuse drugs or alcohol, or fail to get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel pose even more of a threat to motorists.

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