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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.

How driving while tired can make you a car accident victim

Imagine this scenario: You just got off work and are driving through the downtown area. As you are driving, you suddenly lose consciousness before jerking awake and regaining control of the steering wheel. Thankfully, no other motorist was affected by your actions. As drastic and scary as this sounds, it is an unfortunate and surreal reality that often has tragic consequences instead of happy endings. 

Drowsy drivers cause many Las Vegas area car accidents. Motorists are not fully alert or conscious of their actions enough to avoid accident-causing hazards. To keep the above scenario from occurring and having disastrous or even fatal results, consider the following pointers on driving while drowsy:

Key facts for ride-share passengers after an auto accident

The process following an auto accident may feel quite confusing. This is especially true in instances where passengers sustain an injury while using a ride-share service

A few factors contribute to determining the best way to seek compensation, and these may aid you in your accident claim for your ride-share incident.

Why you should seek medical care after a car accident

If you ever end up in a car accident in the Las Vegas area, you should seek out medical attention right away. It does not matter if you are merely visiting or a local resident, some car accidents cause injuries that develop after the incident is over. Though you might feel sore and bruised afterward, you might not have any serious symptoms at first. 

Here is why you should always seek medical care immediately after a crash. 

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