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The Road to Zero Fatalities - Las Vegas Safety

Between 2011 and 2015, in Las Vegas, 336 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents and almost 700 people were seriously injured. In 2016, 80 pedestrians passed away, which is a 50 percent increase from 2010. This year, so far, 122 fatalities have occurred on the road. 

To avoid accidents like these, breaks down 6 simple steps for Nevada drivers:

  1. Always buckle up - Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective means of saving lives and reducing injuries in crashes (NHTSA, 2014). Not only could it endanger your life, but not wearing your seat belt could lead to approximately $70 in traffic fines.

  2. Don’t Drive Impaired - Between 2011 and 2015, 369 lives were lost in Nevada in alcohol-related crashes. Even what seems like a small buzz can have deadly consequences if you drive. Illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and lack of sleep can also impair your ability to drive safely.

  3. Focus on the Road -  Stay alert when you are operating a vehicle— especially in less-than-ideal conditions—and don't drive when you're not able to give your full attention.

  4. Stop on Red - Intersections are shared by a variety of users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and vehicles. To stay safe at this potential point of conflict, know the laws and know when they apply to you.

  5. Be Pedestrian Safe - Auto drivers need to watch for pedestrians and yield to them when walkers have the right-of-way in a crosswalk. Pedestrians also need to pay attention to vehicles on the roadway and obey rules for walking on and crossing streets.

  6. Ride Safe - Motorcycles are a part of the great American tradition. However, there are certain risks that come with riding a motorcycle. That’s why it is so important to ride safe and take the necessary precautions when you are riding on Nevada’s roads.

Make sure you stay safe this summer by abiding by these few, simple rules, and ensuring that you make Nevada’s roads safer by doing so.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an incident due to another person or entity’s negligence, call Sgro & Roger today for a free consultation at 702.384.9800. 



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