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Nevada drivers have a duty to stop at red lights and stop signs

Even children in Nevada understand that a stop sign or red traffic light means "stop." It is one of the most basic rules of the road. However, people run red lights or blow through intersections all the time. They may be distracted, in a hurry or driving aggressively. However, none of these situations absolves motorists of their duty of care when it comes to stop signs and red traffic lights.

Getting answers following a car accident

Drivers in Nevada can take every safety precaution possible, but they cannot control the actions of other drivers. This means that many people across the state will be involved in a car accident sooner or later. The following are some tips on how a person should proceed following a car crash, particularly if they want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.

States are not doing enough to prevent car accidents, group says

Residents of Washoe County may be disturbed to hear that vehicle related deaths are the second most common cause of accidental fatalities in the United States, with drug overdoses being the first most common cause of accident fatalities. In fact, according to one report, over 37,000 individuals in the United States lost their lives in a car accident in 2016. This is a 5.6 percent uptick from 2015,and also marks the second consecutive year that car accident deaths have risen. Previously, fatal car accidents had been on the decline.

62-year-old woman loses her life in a moped crash

Many people in Nevada enjoy riding mopeds. They offer a cheap and easy way to zip around town. Mopeds are popular with people of all ages, from college students to retirees. Unfortunately, operating a moped can sometimes be a very dangerous -- or even deadly --endeavor, as one recent incident shows.

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Las Vegas Strip in Nevada

The days may be getting shorter and the weather cooler, but this does not stop some people in Nevada from riding their motorcycles. Riding a motorcycle can be a quick, efficient and less costly way to get from point A to point B, and for many bikers it is just plain fun. However, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable if involved in an accident, as one recent fatal crash shows.

What are Nevada's laws regarding cell phone use while driving?

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, a person who is talking on the phone while operating a motor vehicle is four times more apt to be involved in a car accident than those who don't. In fact, if a person is using a cell phone while behind the wheel of a car to send a text message or make a phone call, his or her reaction time can be delayed just as much as if the person was driving while intoxicated. This is true even if the motorist is using their cell phone hands-free.

One killed, one injured in catastrophic car crash on I-80

After a night out on the town, if a person is too intoxicated to drive, they have options. They can take a taxi or the bus home. They can catch a ride with a sober driver. They can even remain where they are until they are no longer intoxicated. Unfortunately, intoxicated drivers will still take to the streets of Nevada, causing catastrophic accidents.

Road rage leads to fatal accident in Nevada

Driving can be a stressful and sometimes aggravating activity, particularly when those who share the road are driving recklessly. Sometimes these frustrations boil over into incidents of road rage, with one driver purposefully acting aggressively out of anger targeted at another driver. However, road rage can be extremely dangerous, as one incident can show.

Nevada motorcyclist lucky to be alive after crash

Many people in Nevada drive an automobile, but there are some whose preferred mode of transportation is a motorcycle. Whether zipping to or from work, going on a short errand or taking a more leisurely ride through one of Nevada's many scenic routes, motorcyclists are a common sight on Nevada's streets and highways.

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