While it is still true that driving in a car is much safer now than it was decades ago, the high-water mark for automobile safety, at least in terms of the frequency of traffic deaths, was actually four years ago, back in 2014.
A 17-year-old from nearby Sparks has died after being hit by a car. The girl was reportedly crossing a street near an area high school when the accident happened. The accident happened after dark, and it appeared from photos of the scene that it occurred at least in close proximity to a crosswalk.
Nevada is one of the stricter states when it comes to preventing distracted driving on account of phones. Like a minority fraction of other states, Nevada's laws prohibit motorists from using handheld phones for any purpose while driving.
A wrong way crash on Interstate 80 left one person dead and another person seriously injured and having to be flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital. Sadly, this is not the first time this blog has reported on a recent wrong way accident in the Reno area.
Some people in Nevada and across the nation may say that they are willing to text and drive in order to be available to their bosses at work. However, a recent report from TrueMotion suggests that the biggest temptation for owners of cellphones and other technology is not related to their careers.
Summer in the mountains around Reno are beautiful, and their beauty draws people from around Nevada and the rest of the country to them.
A recent study, which was summarized in at least one major media report, has confirmed what many residents of Reno, Nevada, probably already know, which is that distracted driving is a significant hazard for motorists.
Reno, Nevada, residents have probably heard about the dangers of texting and driving. Some may have even been involved in car accidents with motorists who were pretty obviously on their phones just seconds before the accident.
According to a recent report, a man is facing felony charges on account of his involvement in a hit and run accident in Reno. The accident left a pedestrian dead. Allegedly, the driver who was recently arrested struck the pedestrian with his car and then left the scene of the incident.
When someone has been hurt or, for that matter, was expecting their insurance company to cover them if they accidentally hurt someone else, it can seem in some situations that the insurance company has all the power. Because they have to be well-financed in order to conduct their business, it means that insurance companies have a lot of bargaining power. Moreover, it is a simple fact that insurance companies make money by not paying claims or paying as little as possible. As such, it can be tempting, and easy, for an insurer to take advantage of a legitimate victim.