With new development sprouting up throughout Las Vegas and across Nevada, state officials are constantly needing to adapt roads and highways to accommodate traffic. Even on multi-lane interstates, lane space is likely to be tight. It is important to stay in your own area and to avoid weaving in and out of traffic to prevent car accidents from occurring. While this often involves unwritten and forgotten rules, there are some guidelines that are important to remember.
Las Vegas sits at the intersection of three separate interstates, along with numerous state roads that are regularly filled with traffic. Even if you drive these roads infrequently, you have likely encountered drivers weaving in and out of lanes. This can have serious repercussions on traffic conditions, causing drivers to slam on the brakes and making car accidents and injuries more likely. In some cases, this behavior is simply rude. In others, it verges on being illegal.
The Nevada Driver’s Handbook reviews highway markings, which are a common part of the state licensing tests. If it has been years since you actually took this exam, you may have forgotten some of the meanings and what the different lines mean. Consider the following as a refresher:
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Under the Nevada Revised Statutes, there are some written laws that pertain to remaining in your lane. These include laws that require you to signal before passing, as well as violations for crossing solid yellow lines. One of the biggest dangers of weaving in and out of your lane is the chance of chain reaction car accidents. Swerving out of your lane to avoid hitting a pothole or inadvertently due to reaching for items or talking to passengers in your vehicle can cause an emergency response in other drivers, setting off multiple collisions. Remember at all times when you are on Nevada roads: your actions have the potential to have a serious impact on you and your passengers, as well as for other drivers on the road. And if you do happen to be involved in a wreck, make sure to reach out to a Las Vegas car accident attorney for immediate help.
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