Why we’re in the middle of the riskiest time of year to drive
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by kreed
5d ago
People in Las Vegas might think the reason we’re in the middle of what’s known as the “100 deadliest days of the year” is the daily triple-digit heat. However, these 100 days are the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the fatality rate for teen drivers is more than 40% higher than at any other time of the year. Drivers and passengers of all ages face higher risks during the summer months. For example, more people are driving in unfamiliar locations on vacation – including those who visit Las Vegas from near and far. There are more pedestrians, bicyclists and e-scooter enthusiasts out ..read more
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Does daydreaming really cause car accidents?
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by jrichcontentcustoms
2w ago
Most drivers have daydreamed behind the wheel. They may just feel like they get lost in thought or that their mind is wandering. Sometimes, they only zone out for a few seconds. In other cases, a driver may arrive at home with very little recollection of the entire trip. Since this happens to everyone, it’s easy to assume that it’s not that big of a deal. After all, the driver who doesn’t remember the trip still got home safely. However, some studies have found that daydreaming is one of the top causes of car accidents. Researchers warn that the wandering mind could actually prove to be fatal ..read more
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Avoid these 4 mistakes in your personal injury claim
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by kreed
1M ago
Getting injured as a result of negligence is a bad enough scenario, leaving you grappling with medical bills and other losses. Fortunately, you may be able to secure compensation in a personal injury claim. When seeking compensation, several mistakes could lead to you not getting the full amount you deserve. They include the following. 1. Delayed medical treatment If you take your time before seeking medical treatment, you may be inadvertently weakening your claim. Insurers could argue that your injuries were not severe or directly caused by the accident, as the delay suggests they may have be ..read more
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Will a new law make pedestrian bridges safer?
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by wreedcontentcustoms
1M ago
People across the country and around the world think of Las Vegas as an “anything goes” kind of place. Anyone who’s had an encounter with Las Vegas police officers or casino security personnel knows differently. Many laws and rules are in place to keep people safe. Because of the unique nature of our city and the large events held here, the city has a lot of inherent risks – especially around the Strip. In fact, because pedestrians were slowing down and even stopping traffic on some areas of the Strip (and endangering both those walking and driving), a series of pedestrian bridges were built t ..read more
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Oversized vehicles have dangerous blind spots 
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by wreedcontentcustoms
2M ago
A blind spot is the area around a vehicle where the driver can’t see. This is very dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, and it can also be dangerous for other vehicles that are sharing the road. If a vehicle has large enough blind spots, the driver may be entirely unaware that a motorcycle or a convertible is anywhere near them. Blind spots are also incredibly dangerous for pedestrians who are in the crosswalk. These pedestrians have the right of way, so they know that they can legally cross the road. But a driver who is turning and doesn’t see them could cause a fatal accident without even ..read more
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3 ways to use your cell phone after a vehicle crash
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
3M ago
Drivers who use cell phones while driving run a much higher risk of crashing. That’s why states have introduced laws to try and discourage people from doing so. Yet your cell phone can come in handy after a crash. Providing of course that you are still in a fit state to use it. Here are three ways how: You can call the police with your phone Ringing 9-1-1 is a legal requirement for all but the most minor of crashes and it is best to do it anyway to be sure. Failing to report a crash that you should have could leave you vulnerable to criminal prosecution.  Then you can use it to collect ev ..read more
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Be wary of quick settlement offers after a car wreck
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by kreed
3M ago
The vast majority of car accident claims are ultimately resolved through negotiations and settlements with the insurance company involved – not litigation. If you’ve been in a wreck, don’t be surprised if the other party’s insurer offers you a quick settlement fairly soon. While the prospect of a speedy resolution to your case might seem appealing, especially after all the stress you’ve been through with the accident itself, it’s important to approach a quick settlement proposal with a healthy dose of skepticism.  Here’s why you should be suspicious Insurance companies lose money when the ..read more
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Striding safely in busy Las Vegas
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
4M ago
There’s a reason why Las Vegas is known as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World. With its vibrant nightlife, bustling casinos and iconic Strip, it is a city that never sleeps. However, given the high volume of foot traffic in this desert oasis, it should be no surprise that pedestrian safety is a critical concern. Here are some safety tips for the next time you’re navigating the city streets on foot. Understanding the risks In 2023, there were 106 pedestrian deaths on Las Vegas’ roads. Several factors contribute to these accidents, such as: Distracted driving Speeding Alcohol impairment Poo ..read more
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Why isn’t a two-second following distance enough?
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by kreed
4M ago
As a general rule, you should maintain a following distance of three seconds. Whenever you’re driving, there should be at least three seconds between your vehicle and the rear bumper of the car ahead of you. This prevents you from tailgating. But when many drivers count off three seconds, they feel like it is much too far. This physical distance between vehicles appears longer than necessary and other cars may even fit into the gap. These drivers assume that they would be completely fine with just one or two seconds. But why isn’t this enough? Reaction times The issue is that reaction times in ..read more
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Did you wreck your rental car in Las Vegas?
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by gturnercontentcustoms
5M ago
One of the most well-liked vacation spots in the nation is Las Vegas. Because there is so much to do and see in the city, a lot of people decide to rent a car while they are there. Unfortunately, car accidents occur frequently in Las Vegas, and those who are unfamiliar with the territory may be more likely to be involved in one. Renting a vehicle may be a convenient way to get around during your vacation, but what happens If you get into a collision while you’re driving a rental car? Who is liable in a rental car accident? Because Nevada is an “at fault” state, a driver who causes an accident ..read more
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