WALKABLE CITIES POSE HIGHER RISKS FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

pedestrian crossing

According to transportation officials, pedestrian safety has become a major concern in large, walkable cities around the country. According to the CDC, the pedestrian population increased by 24 million people between 2005 and 2010. As a result, walkable cities, like Las Vegas, are taking a closer look at pedestrian safety and ways to reduce accidents and injury claims filed … Read more

BUCKLING UP PROPERLY SAVES CHILDREN’S LIVES

a baby at the back seat of the car

Nevada law requires that children be properly restrained, but many parents and caregivers are not buckling up their kids. Experts recommend more rigorous guidelines than Nevada law necessitates, hoping to avoid more injuries and deaths. Over a hundred thousand young kids are injured each year in car accidents. Car accidents can cause injury or death … Read more

FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS TEXT AND DRIVE

calling while driving

Texting and hand-held cell phone use is illegal in Nevada.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2014, distracted drivers caused thousands of accidents across the nation.  In that year 3,179 people died in these accidents, and 431,000 others were hurt.  Ten percent of young drivers, age 15 to 19 years old, who were … Read more