Now that the holiday season has arrived, many of us are doing a lot more traveling. With the possibility of car accidents (possibly involving drunk drivers) and slip and falls, safety is a serious concern this time of year. Because we are headquartered in Las Vegas, we thought it may be helpful to provide some safety information for those of you who are traveling to and within the Las Vegas area during the holiday season.
Las Vegas Police Safety Tips
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department provides a list of safety tips for tourists, but many of the tips could be equally helpful to both regular visitors and even locals who find themselves out and about in our beautiful city. These tips include:
Tips for Drivers
- Wear your seatbelt—both for your safety and because it is required by Nevada state law.
- Park your vehicle in well lit areas—the light can both prevent crime and illuminate any tripping or slipping hazards.
- Do not text or talk on your cell phone while driving—both are dangerous and both are illegal.
Tips for Those Consuming Alcohol
- Do not leave your drink unattended, and if you have to do so, do not drink it upon return.
- Do not accept a beverage from someone you just met (except for bartenders and wait staff).
- If you are staying in a hotel, do not give out your room number.
Intersections to Avoid When Driving
A few years ago the Las Vegas Sun reported on the most dangerous intersections in our city. Avoiding driving in these areas may help prevent your being the victim of an auto accident. These intersections include:
- Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue;
- Sahara Avenue and Arville Street;
- Paradise Road and Tropicana Avenue;
- Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard;
- Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard;
- Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane;
- Rainbow Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard;
- Warm Springs Road and Eastern Avenue;
- Eastern Avenue and Tropicana Avenue;
- Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue;
- Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road;
- Nellis Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard;
- Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue;
- Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue; and
- Tropicana Avenue and Cameron Street.
Safe Routes When Traveling by Bicycle
Some of you may consider using a bicycle to get around town to avoid the issues associated with driving in a new city. If you choose to do so, you should consider utilizing the bike route maps provided by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Using these maps can help you stay safe when you ride both in the heart of the city and in surrounding areas.
Contact Naqvi Injury Law Now
No matter how careful you may be, sometimes other people’s negligence can lead to your being injured. If that has happened to you in the Las Vegas area, please contact us at Naqvi Injury Law now. You may be entitled to compensation. We can schedule a free consultation during which we can speak with you about your situation and determine whether there is anything we can do to help. Reach out to us today by calling (702)553-1000.