Drugged truck drivers pose a danger to Las Vegas drivers

Truck drivers are held to a high standard compared to passenger car drivers because the sheer size and weight of a large commercial truck is enough to cause a serious catastrophe. Truck drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs lose the skill, judgment and coordination needed to operate a commercial truck. That's...

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Safety advocates warn of crash risks as Nevada loosens COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions

Life is almost getting back to normal in Nevada, following the devastating first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of May 26, the state had entered Phase 2 of reopening. That means many restaurants, public services and social gatherings were allowed to continue under certain restrictions. As of June 4th, casinos were allowed to reopen,...

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Have Nevada's roads become more dangerous due to COVID-19?

Traffic congestion has been reduced significantly on Nevada roads due to a statewide COVID-19 shutdown, which could be extended until June. Many businesses and attractions are closed, resulting in most residents of Las Vegas staying home and traveling only for essential purposes. Not everyone stays home on a daily basis, however. Many people still have...

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Grocery store hazards to watch out for during COVID-19

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a statewide stay-at-home order on April 1, 2020 to help stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, schools, casinos, and non-essential businesses will remain closed at least until April 30. That could change, however. In the meantime, many Las Vegas residents still have to go out to...

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Marijuana-impaired drivers endanger road users in Las Vegas

Marijuana has been legal for recreational use in Nevada since 2017. Like all other states that have legalized recreational marijuana, Nevada has had to deal with an upsurge of drivers on the road under the influence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC impairs drivers much the same way alcohol does. According to the National Institute on Drug...

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Pedestrian accidents will most likely rise in Las Vegas during the fall and winter months

According to Smart Growth America's Dangerous by Design 2019 report, there were 601 pedestrian fatalities across Nevada from 2008-2017. This has given the Silver State an average annual pedestrian fatality rate of 2.12 per 100,000 people and a ranking of 11 in the top 20 most dangerous states for walking. It should be of no surprise that...

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