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    • Walking in Nevada May Be Hazardous to Your Health

      Walking in Nevada May Be Hazardous to Your Health

      Despite Nevada state law mandating automobile drivers yield to walkers, the growing number of pedestrian fatalities caused by traffic collisions graphically illustrates the dangers of simply walking near a road. Just last week in Las Vegas, an intoxicated driver deliberately […]

    • 5 Killed in Crash: Can Technology Prevent Such Tragedies?

      5 Killed in Crash: Can Technology Prevent Such Tragedies?

      A three car wreck along a remote highway northwest of Las Vegas last week killed five people. The fiery accident occurred after a northbound car attempted to pass a slower moving truck.and slammed head-on into a southbound car. The passing […]

    • Tesla’s AutoPilot and Human Behavior: A Risky Mix?

      Tesla’s AutoPilot and Human Behavior: A Risky Mix?

      The overall safety of Tesla’s AutoPilot system is under scrutiny as it faces yet another high profile crash involving its driver-assist technology. In Utah, a driver of a $100,000 Tesla Model S crashed into the back of a stopped fire […]

    • Better Detection Technology Could Curb Startling Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

      Better Detection Technology Could Curb Startling Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

      Walking is more dangerous than ever. The number of pedestrians killed in crashes spiked nearly 50 percent in the last decade. These fatal collisions increasingly involve big cars speeding along urban and suburban arterial roads at night. Because most vehicles […]

    • New Law Means Fewer Surprise Liens for Injured Nevada Drivers

      New Law Means Fewer Surprise Liens for Injured Nevada Drivers

      A car crash and a short hospital stay shouldn’t ding a credit score, especially when you’re not at fault. Embarrassingly, hospital bills generated by minor automobile accidents such as the one last week when a commercial vehicle collided with a […]

    • Road Safety: Why the U.S. Is Falling Behind other Countries

      Road Safety: Why the U.S. Is Falling Behind other Countries

      According to a report released recently by the Road to Zero Coalition, the U.S. is lagging behind 19 other comparable countries in terms of road safety. The report featured data compiled by the World Health Organization and the Organization for […]

    • Could “Virtually Trained” Truckers Make Our Roads Safer?

      Could “Virtually Trained” Truckers Make Our Roads Safer?

      Trucker fatalities accounted for nearly 40 percent of all worker deaths in 2016, and several trucking companies are launching virtual reality (VR) training simulations to increase safety for both drivers and the public. For companies with large fleets of trucks, […]

    • Nevada Troopers Honor the Victims of Road Fatalities

      Nevada Troopers Honor the Victims of Road Fatalities

      Last month, Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) troopers held a vigil to honor 59 of the more than 300 people who died on Nevada’s roadways in 2017. Troopers paid tribute by lighting 59 individual luminarias—each with the name of a person […]

    • Nevada Officers Are “Joining Forces” to Keep Roads Safe this March

      Nevada Officers Are “Joining Forces” to Keep Roads Safe this March

      Law enforcement officers throughout the Silver State are participating in the “Joining Forces” program which aims to reduce the number of speeding drivers on Nevada’s roadways.  The Joining Forces program will be in effect through March 18, 2018.  The program […]

    • Advocate Group Says Nevada No Longer Has Worst Traffic Safety Laws

      Advocate Group Says Nevada No Longer Has Worst Traffic Safety Laws

      According to a new study released in January by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Nevada no longer ranks among the worst states when it comes to traffic safety laws. In its annual “Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws,” […]