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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Watch For Flashing Lights in Pedestrian Walkways

Okay, time for a little traffic signal review… Ohhhh… you think it’s gonna be a piece of cake, huh? Fine. Let’s begin. 1) A flashing yellow light means… caution. (Easy one.) 2) A solid red light at an intersection means…. stop. (Duh.) 3) A flashing red light at an intersection means…. treat it like a...

Will “Texting and Walking” Soon Become Illegal?

 "Heading to Hipster Coffee and Zen bar… join me?" "It’s raining out here. Grr!" "Where R U? I’m wearing a red shirt and a black hoodie." "Ill b thre in5 mintss" If one lawmaker in Carson City has his way, these thoughtful and momentous messages may soon become a thing of the past. That’s because...

Can Postal Vehicle Accidents Happen in Las Vegas?

The federal government has announced that it is eliminating regular postal service on Saturdays in a cost-cutting move. This means that come August, residents of Las Vegas will no longer experience the joy of reaching into their mailboxes on Saturday and pulling out unsolicited credit card offers, coupons for products they never use, ridiculously-biased political...

The Legality and Liability of Laying the Bike Down

As a motorcyclist, when you’re telling a story about that time you had to lay the bike down to avoid a collision, what are some of the most frequent responses you get from your audience? "Wow, dude!" "You did what? That’s sick!" "You’re a lucky guy/girl to walk away from that." But what’s the most...

Tree Jumps Out Into Road; Car Hits It

A mischievous palm tree caused a single-vehicle accident in Las Vegas this weekend. According to reports, the tall palm, which had been transported from points west to the middle of Charleston Boulevard and had been standing there in the median near Cahlan Drive without causing trouble for an undetermined period of time, apparently decided yesterday...

Taxi Strike Possible in Las Vegas

You may have noticed the crowd of picketers at the convention center just off the Strip in Las Vegas today. The group was made up of cabdrivers who are protesting their contract with Yellow Checker Star Transportation, the city’s second-biggest cab company. Company management and members of the Industrial Technical Professional Employees Union, which represents...