LAS VEGAS ROAD CRASH REPORT

Las Vegas is notorious for having some of the largest intersections in Nevada, which are unfortunately one of the most common locations for serious traffic accidents.

Driving is dangerous, but which risky behavior is a growing problem?

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A NEW SURVEY FOUND THAT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IS A GROWING PROBLEM.

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aggressive driving is on the rise at 68%. It is the second most risky behavior on the roads today.
(Survey conducted by the nonprofit AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)

What are the 6 Most common causes of INTERSECTION ACCIDENTS?

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  • Poor intersection design
  • Pedestrians
  • Vehicle defects
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Road Construction
  • Distracted driving
  • Traveling at unsafe speeds
  • Weather
  • Falling asleep at the wheel

Traveling at unsafe speeds

Traveling at unsafe speeds, which includes briefly speeding up to beat a red light.

Falling asleep at the wheel

Falling asleep at the wheel, from driving for long periods of time, or not getting enough sleep.

Driving while intoxicated

Driving while intoxicated, which can severely inhibit a person’s decision making ability, reduce reaction times, and impair motor functioning.

Distracted driving

Distracted driving, which can include using cell phones, adjusting in-vehicle technologies, or not paying attention to the road.

Vehicle defects

Vehicle defects, such as defective brakes or faulty tires, which can keep a motorist from being able to stop in time to avoid a collision with another driver, cyclist, or pedestrian.

Poor intersection design

Poor intersection design, which limits a motorist’s visibility or results in poorly designated lane markers.

WANT TO SEE ANNUAL CRASH STATISTICS FORTHE UNITED STATES OR THE WORLD?

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ANNUAL UNITED STATES CRASH STATISTICS

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Total Deaths

Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year.

Injured and disabled

An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled.

Young Drivers

Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers age 16-20.

Cost of Accidents

Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person.

Child Deaths

Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year.

Greatest Cause of Death

Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

ANNUAL GLOBAL ROAD CRASH STATISTICS

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Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the 5th leading cause of death by 2030.

Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.

Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance.

An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

Road crashes cost $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.

More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world's roads, on average over 1,000 a day.

Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.

Distracted Driving Fatal Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving plays a role in 10% of fatal accidents.

Distracted Driving Personal Injury Accidents

18% of personal injury accidents have distracted driving as a cause or a contributing factor.

Distracted Driving Injuries

Another 431,000 people suffered injuries because of distracted driving.

Distracted Driving Fatal Deaths

The NHTSA’s 2015 survey finds that nationwide, 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured due to distracted driving crashes during the year.

Distracted Driving Pedestrian Fatalities

There were 50 pedestrian fatalities in Las Vegas in 2015, up from 34 in 2014, according to Metro.

Distracted Driving 2016 Fatal Accidents

In 2016, News 3 in Las Vegas reported on March 3rd that there were already 19 pedestrians killed in barely over two months of the year, with 12 of those deaths happening in Clark County.

References

  • https://p2lawyers.com/blog/2018/4/5/most-dangerous-roads-in-nevada
  • https://naqvilaw.com/las-vegas-intersection-accidents-attorney/
  • https://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2011/07/21/metro-names-15-most-dangerous-intersections/
  • https://lernerandrowe.com/tucson-car-accident-lawyer-intersections/
  • https://www.ktnv.com/news/survey-distracted-driving-continues-to-be-problem
  • https://www.acelawgroup.com/Personal-Injury/Car-Accidents/Distracted-Driving-And-Accidents.shtml
  • https://naqvilaw.com/dangerous-intersections-las-vegas/
  • https://www.reviewjournal.com/traffic/2017-was-deadliest-year-for-pedestrians-in-las-vegas-valley/
  • https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/clark-county-traffic-deaths-down-pedestrian-deaths-up-in-2017/
  • http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/road-traffic-injuries
  • https://www.reviewjournal.com/traffic/number-of-crashes-continues-to-rise-in-las-vegas-metro-reports/
  • http://nvtim.com/learning-center/
  • Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • Traffic Incident Management Coalition