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By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

The holidays are upon us once again. It’s the time where family and friends (and even complete strangers) gather together to celebrate the season of giving and the anticipation of the new year to come. But you can’t enjoy the holidays if you don’t travel to and from your destinations safely.

So here are some tips for safe holiday driving in Las Vegas:

New Year’s Eve (evening): Thousands of people will be descending upon the Strip to celebrate the changing of the calendar at midnight. This means not only more vehicles on the roads, but also more pedestrians on the sidewalks. The trouble occurs when these pedestrians (many of whom are already in a “celebratory” mood) filter into the roadway. Always expect the unexpected when driving in high foot-traffic areas.

New Year’s Day (early morning): Countless drunk driving accidents occur during the first several hours of the new year. People leave bars, clubs, and casinos after drinking more than they should and then try to get behind the wheel. If you can’t avoid driving during this time, then decrease your speed, allow additional room between your vehicle and those around you, and never assume that the other driver is in control. 

From all of us, have a happy and safe holiday season!

About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.