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Steven J. Klearman

New Year, Same Dangerous Driving in Nevada

According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, there were 305 fatal crashes with 330 fatalities in 2016 and 297 fatal crashes with 326 fatalities in 2015—a climbing trend that is expected to continue as final […]

Steven J. Klearman

Winter Weather Requires Wary Drivers

For Northern Nevada, December signals the onset of winter weather and winter driving. That’s why Reno Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) want to remind drivers to be careful and proceed with caution when snow and ice are about. […]

Steven J. Klearman

America: We Have a Speeding Problem

Earlier in the fall, I wrote about the efforts in the Silver State to reach “zero fatalities” this year with a crackdown on speeding. With similar intentions, the North Las Vegas Police Department recently upped their efforts to maintain a […]

Steven J. Klearman

Is It Safe? GM’s New App Allows Drivers to Shop Right from the Road

A new app from General Motors will allow drivers to make online purchases right from the road. GM’s new app, coined “the Marketplace,” is rolling out this month and is expected to come equipped on all new 2017 and 2018 […]

Steven J. Klearman

Thanksgiving Weekend: One of the Deadliest Times to Travel

On Sunday, November 19, a 4-year-old Cedar City girl was killed in a fatal crash on Sunday in Nevada on I-15 near Valley of Fire State Park around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Her family, including three siblings, was driving […]

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 […]