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4 tips for driving in Las Vegas construction zones

Construction zones on the road may be annoying as a driver, but they serve a beneficial purpose. In the end, the repairs and safety additions, such as lighting, reduce the number of accidents on the road. This will be the case for east Tropicana Road, which will undergo construction starting in August and ending next fall, reports KTNV.

However, during the upgrade process, accidents are likely to happen because drivers may not know how to drive safely through the area. Follow these tips to reduce the chances of a collision in a construction zone.

Phone addiction as it relates to car accidents

Smartphones have substantially changed people's lives. It is hard to drive around Las Vegas without seeing at least a few drivers looking at their phones while stopped at a red light. However, it is vital to put the phone down to avoid dangerous traffic collisions. Unfortunately, that endeavor becomes much harder when dealing with a person suffering from phone addiction. 

Recent research has shown just how dependent some people have become on their phones. 76.5% of participants in the study self-reported that they have become "addicted" to their phones. 62% of participants checked their cell phones at least 160 times a day. The scary part of this study is how half of the participants said they looked at their phones while driving. It is a scary figure, and drivers need to combat this addiction so everyone can share the road safely. 

2 types of at-fault parties that often carry extra insurance

The responsibility for paying for auto crashes usually stops with insurance. They pay for damage to vehicles, other property and even for injuries to other drivers. The insurance company for the party at fault pays.

It all sounds relatively simple. However, the reality is often much more complicated than the theory. One of the finer points of getting the best possible settlement or court decision for an auto injury is determining exactly how much the party responsible is able to pay. If the offers seem low — less than a collision victim would need to recover from injuries, for example — there could be more than meets the eye in certain cases.

Nevada biker laws

As the weather warms up, more people will look to hit the roads on their bikes. If you are one of them, it is important that you are up to date on Nevada's biker laws.

These laws are in place to encourage everyone to share the road, as well as to help prevent accidents from occurring. In that vein, there are a few different laws to consider.

What to do after a tour bus accident in Las Vegas

Tour buses are everywhere in Las Vegas. They are a great way for tourists to see The Strip and other surrounding sights. Unfortunately, these huge vehicles can be problematic for anyone else, including drivers of passenger cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

If a gigantic bus crashes into another vehicle or a person, the results can be tragic. For example, a tour bus crash in Las Vegas resulted in a pedestrian death in 2018. If a bus ever hits you and you survive the impact, it is vital to know what steps you should take. 

Safety tips for Las Vegas car shows and cruises

If you are a car enthusiast in or around Las Vegas, you are in luck. There is no shortage of car cruises and auto shows to attend. In fact, there is a cruise coming up on Jan. 11, 2019. This is a great way to enjoy the strip, show off your ride and admire other vehicles. 

While this may be the perfect opportunity to take your beloved classic car out for a spin, you should review some safety tips beforehand. The last thing you want is to get into an accident or break down during the cruise. 

Be careful about social media posting after a car accident

Car and bicycle accidents occur every day around Las Vegas. Local news affiliate 8 News Now recently offered some simple tips you should follow after a car accident, such as calling 9-1-1 immediately after the collision because you never know how severe the damages can be at first. 

You may feel tempted to let all your Facebook friends and Twitter followers know what you just experienced, but you need to think twice. Social media can harm a car accident claim, so you should be extremely cautious about how you use social media in the aftermath. 

Safety Tips for Las Vegas BikeFest

If you are a hardcore biker, no doubt you will be attending the annual Las Vegas BikeFest in October. Not only will you get to experience awesome motorcycles, but also music, body art, contests and much more. The energy and passion at the rally are exciting for newcomers and veterans alike.

However, just like with any major event, your chances of getting into an accident increase with the influx of traffic, out-of-state drivers and detours. Even a freak accident can occur, as it did in 2016 at the Sturgis rally in South Dakota. Have a safe weekend by following these tips for avoiding a motorcycle crash:

3 reasons vehicles strike pedestrians in parking lots

Many car accidents in parking lots are fender benders. The vehicles are typically moving slowly, so the damage tends to be minimal. However, if someone is on foot instead of passing in a car when a vehicle strikes, the chances of damage skyrocket.

Here are three hazards that can cause pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Why more police will be on North Las Vegas roads

Behaviors such as drunk driving and texting while driving get a lot of attention for causing accidents. While these definitely deserve the spotlight, they are not the only major causes of accidents. Speeding was responsible for 27 percent of traffic fatalities in 2016, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and has been around that percentage for over 20 years.

However, speeding is so commonplace that drivers often underestimate its danger. For this reason, North Las Vegas will be putting more police cars on the road during one of the busiest times of year: early- to mid-July, reports local Fox news. The goal is that the increased presence of law enforcement vehicles will deter drivers from speeding.

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