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How does Blood Alcohol Concentration affect driving ability?

You cannot control the actions and decisions of those around you. However, you can control how you recognize and respond to these decisions. The best way to deal with a car accident with a drunk driver is to prevent it from happening in the first place. One may ask how to avoid such a thing? The Center for Disease control explains how Blood Alcohol Concentration can possibly cause a drunk driving accident that could affect you or a loved one's life forever.

Five-car crash near Lake Mead leaves 1 injured, another with DUI

In driver's education, one of the first things the instructor teaches his or her students is to look both ways before crossing an intersection and to always obey traffic signals. This is a tactic that most use every day while driving. Sometimes drivers fail to exercise this golden rule. A driver suspected of causing a drunk driving accident may have ignored this rule, and it led to an accident involving 5 vehicles and leaving at least one victim with serious injuries.

Nevada police increase patrol during holiday weekend

Thousands are arrested on drunken driving charges every year. Now, more than ever, penalties for drunk driving are increasing in severity, especially penalties for repeat offenders. According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, increased police patrols were in effect during this past Labor Day weekend, in an effort to prevent drunk driving accidents.

Nevada pedestrian struck by alleged drunk driver

Car accidents involving two vehicles can be scary. These accidents are not as terrifying as those between a vehicle and a pedestrian. These types of accidents happen and can cause serious injuries or even death. A Nevada resident was allegedly struck and seriously injured by a drunk driver while pushing his bicycle across Flamingo Road, in Las Vegas.

Driver believed impaired at time of rollover crash in Nevada

The terrifying thing about impaired drivers is that they could be anywhere at any time. Even if people are the safest driver on the road and aware of their surroundings, they can still become involved in a drunk driving accident. These accidents sometimes cause serious injuries to the sober driver involved in the accident. An event like this happened last week on Nevada's Jones Boulevard where a man was rushed to the hospital after a car crash involving a suspected drunk driver.

Nevada bicyclist killed after run-in with suspected drunk driver

Bicyclists are becoming more and more common on Nevada's roadways. Some people like the exercise of riding, some may be trying to beat gas prices and others just enjoy riding a bike. Drivers in other vehicles must share the road with bicyclists. Sometimes, however, accidents happen between bicyclists and vehicles, which usually end in serious injuries or even death for the bicyclist. Such was the case when a vehicle recently struck and killed a bicyclist near Las Vegas Boulevard.

Suspect arrested in fatal bicycle accident

The rules of the road are based heavily on the well-being and safety of everyone who uses it. This is why alcohol is so heavily regulated on the roadways. When the rules of the road are broken, accidents can happen. Such an accident occurred when a drunk driver struck and killed a bicyclist near Reno.

Pedestrian critically injured by drunk hit-and-run driver

Some of the most troubling accidents in Nevada are hit-and-run accidents in which the victim was a pedestrian. An auto-pedestrian accident is likely to result in serious injuries to the pedestrian, if not death. If the victim or nearby witnesses cannot identify the driver, it could mean a careless driver is getting away with severely injuring or killing someone.

Critics of new policy fear more serious drunk driving crashes

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.

Police: 7 teens involved in rollover; none wore seat belts

Car accidents are the major cause of death for Americans under 30, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2009, more than 33,000 people were killed in auto accidents, with another 2.2 million injured. Of those casualties, more than 70 percent occurred in passenger vehicles.

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