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Steven J. Klearman

Las Vegas Driverless Robo-Shuttle Wrecks First Day Out

During the last 18 months, we’ve seen a lot of news about autonomous or self-driving vehicles. While the technology might be on the cusp of becoming a reality, such cars and trucks might have a long way to go before […]

Steven J. Klearman

Highway Patrols Crack Down in Effort to Reach ‘Zero Fatalities’

In Nevada and across the nation, highway patrols are making stops while making the point that speed kills—ending the lives of 9,557 people in 2015 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). From October 19 through November […]

Steven J. Klearman

Survey Says: Sophomores Are Safer Drivers Than Seniors

A recent survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that older teen drivers—specifically high school seniors—were involved in more accidents and near misses and were more likely to exhibit risky driving behavior than their […]

Steven J. Klearman

Samsung puts $300 Million toward Self-Driving and Safety Technology

Samsung has joined other major companies like GM and Toyota by announcing a $300 million fund to help support startups and business ideas for self-driving/driverless cars as well as car safety—$90 million alone has been invested into an Austrian company […]

Steven J. Klearman

How High Might Speed Limits Go and How Will they Affect Highway Safety?

Right before summer temperatures started soaring, Nevada joined six other states in the U.S. by boosting the speed limit on certain sections of highway up to 80 miles per hour. While Texas posts the highest limit of 85 mph on […]

Steven J. Klearman

Exiting a Stranded Vehicle on the Highway Could Be a Fatal Mistake

According to AAA, how you fare when your vehicle breaks down is directly related to how you respond. And, contrary to popular belief—getting out of your vehicle for any reason could be the worst thing to do. If you find […]

Steven J. Klearman

Creative Sidewalk Decals Warn Distracted Pedestrians of Danger

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has recently initiated a marketing campaign aimed at informing pedestrians that crossing roadways while distracted can be deadly—and they’re getting people’s attention through the use of some undeniably attention-getting images. Sidewalk decals, similar to […]

Steven J. Klearman

Move Over Laws Protect Law Enforcement and First Responders

Just this month, two Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) troopers were on the side of westbound I-80 working a crash when a car rammed at high speed into the back of their parked patrol car. Neither trooper was hurt. In June, […]

Steven J. Klearman

It’s Now the Law: Nevada Says “Move Over” When Encountering DOT Workers

This month marks the first time that drivers in the Silver State have been required to give wide berth to Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) workers, thanks to the “Move Over” Law that took effect on July 1. Previously, the […]

Steven J. Klearman

U.S. Roads Continue to Get More Dangerous

Just as we do every summer, we ushered this month in with a celebration of the Fourth of July—a day for reflection, family gatherings and fireworks. Yet, according to statistics, it’s also a day for deaths on our nation’s highways. […]