Many people in Reno, Nevada, have probably heard at least one warning about the obvious dangers of distracted driving. As smartphones and other technology become more and more prevalent, it has become increasingly important to remind motorists that one can simply not safely multi-task. Dialing or searching the internet for instance, while operating a motor vehicle, is dangerous, period.
A woman who was trying to cross the street in the south part of Reno has reportedly suffered a broken leg after a motorist struck her with his vehicle.
With the winter months setting in over the mountains of Reno and the rest of Washoe County, motorists in the area need to start thinking about the possibility of snow and ice on the roads, as well as other winter weather like dense fog.
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.