Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for tourists who enjoy the casinos, the nightlife, the food, and the entertainment. However, a new study ranks it as the 22nd most congested city in the U.S. At Valiente Mott, our Las Vegas car accident lawyers understand how accidents can arise from a lack of familiarity with local and state rules. If you’ve been harmed by a negligent driver on the streets of Las Vegas, contact us for a free consultation.
Six tips for safe driving in Las Vegas.
Many visitors are here to see the Strip, especially the casinos. The good news is that there are many alternatives to driving; the bus, monorail, or using free shuttles. However, if you want to explore beyond the Strip, here are 6 tips to keep you safe while you’re out and about exploring Las Vegas.
Don’t break local speed limits.
In the city, the speed limit is 25 to 35 miles per hour. Outside city limits, you may drive 65 to 70 miles per hour in Nevada.
Don’t drink and drive.
DUI infractions are taken seriously in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada by state and local police. Remember, .08 is the legal blood alcohol level (BAC) in Nevada.
Be careful during rush hour
Rush hour isn’t 24/7, as some people claim, however, the roads are especially congested during the week from 7-9 am and 4-6 pm and the weekends after 4 pm.
You may turn right on red in Las Vegas
You can turn right by coming to a full stop and yielding to pedestrians and oncoming traffic—as long as a traffic sign doesn’t prohibit it.
You may make a U-Turn in Las Vegas
You can make a U-turn in Las Vegas. However, they are prohibited on specific roadways or in certain areas, such as divided highways and school zones.
Don’t leave Las Vegas without a full gas tank.
Approximately 26 percent of tourists who come to Las Vegas are from Southern California. Try not to let the gas level fall below one-quarter of a tank. There are a couple of sections on the I-15 without gas for more than 30 miles.
What Happens If I’m In An Accident in Las Vegas?
Contact Valiente Mott for a free consultation. A Las Vegas car accident attorney will be happy to assess your case to see if you have a viable claim.
We can begin Interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, overseeing crash scene investigations
and hiring expert witnesses and accident reconstructionists, and more. We are ready to help you maximize your recovery. Since we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.
We look forward to hearing from you.