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Nevada Winter Driving

Nevada winters can bring harsh and ever-changing weather conditions. Driving hazards such as limited visibility, black ice, avalanche-prone areas and snow removal equipment are just some that may be encountered on winter roads.

The Nevada Department of Transportation works hard and effectively to clear Nevada roads for safe winter travel, with maintenance experts plowing and applying anti-icing and deicing chemicals and sand to keep winter roads safe for winter driving.

Safety Tips

  • Buckle up

  • Turn on headlights to see and be seen

  • Turn off cruise control

  • Avoid quick starts, stops and fast turns. Accelerate, brake and steer smoothly and gradually

  • Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions

  • Do not slam on brakes. Apply steady pressure on ABS-equipped vehicles and pump the brakes if necessary on non-ABS vehicles

Avoiding Disaster

  • Do not pass without good distance and sight clearance

  • Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas- they may freeze first

  • Maintain a high fuel level

  • If vehicle begins to skid, steer in direction of slide and slowly remove foot from accelerator

  • Be aware of black ice

Contact 702.384.9800 for a free consultation. If you've been injured in an accident this season due to another person's negligence, Sgro & Roger has the experience and knowledge necessary to give your case the expertise it deserves.

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