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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Clear Sailing Ahead for “Cell Phone While Driving” Ban

June will apparently be the last month in history where Nevada drivers can talk on their handheld cell phones for any reason while driving. Yesterday, the state Assembly voted 24-17 in favor of a Senate Bill 140, which would outlaw the use of handheld cell phones while behind the wheel of a vehicle. This includes …

UPDATE: Low-Cost Auto Insurance Bill Passes Nevada Senate Committee

Readers of this blog know that Nevada lawmakers have been mulling a bill which would provide publicly-financed low-cost auto insurance to low-income drivers in Clark County. This week, that bill took a step closer to becoming law. The Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy Committee voted 4-3 on Wednesday in favor of Assembly Bill 299. The …

Elderly Bicyclist Killed in North Las Vegas Accident

In recent years, people have become more aware of bicyclists on the roadways. In Clark County, motorists are starting to do a better job of sharing the roads with bicyclists, and authorities are focusing more closely on the obstacles and dangers that bicyclists face. But while it’s important for us to treat bicycle operators like …

Head-On Collision on I-15 Kills 1, Injures 7 Near Speedway

All motor vehicle accidents are scary to some degree. Generally speaking, the amount of fear that accident victims experience directly correlates with how sudden and unanticipated the collision is. And what could be more unexpected than headlights coming right at you on an interstate at night? One can only imagine how frightened the five occupants …

Federal Proposals Targeting Prevention of Bus Accidents

All auto accidents can be serious, but the potential for injuries increases in bus accidents because of the number of people which could be affected. What might be just a simple fender bender between two passenger vehicles might result in injuries to numerous passengers if a bus is involved. In addition to mass transit buses, …