Most Nevada drivers try their best to abide by traffic safety laws and to generally be careful drivers. Unfortunately, they sometimes have to share the road with people who are not nearly as responsible.
A loaded semitrailer truck can weigh 25 times more than an average passenger car. That simple fact explains why truck accidents are among the most deadly accidents on Nevada roads. Any collision between a big-rig truck and a smaller vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries for the people in the smaller vehicle.
Everyone in Nevada is watching what's happening in Las Vegas now that Metro Police have stopped responding to minor traffic accidents. The new policy has raised a wide variety of concerns about matters from public safety to insurance rates. One of the most serious concerns is that it could lead to more serious drunk driving accidents.
Much of Northern Nevada has been caught up in the recent trial of a man accused of murdering a woman by running into her with his car in a fit of drunken road rage. The story is shocking and bizarre, but it helps illustrate an important point about the legal process after someone is injured by a drunk driver.