September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Las Vegas is known for its many attractions. As you drive down the Strip, it is extremely difficult to avoid the city's flashy lights and glittering distractions. Even so, it is important for motorists to keep their eyes on the road. All it takes is one simple distraction, and someone could be seriously injured in a car accident
There are some areas in the city, which are more enticing than others. These areas, "hot spots," are also considered some of Las Vegas' most dangerous crossroads. Tropicana Avenue is an especially risky street. With the planes, a hotel rollercoaster and other distractions, it is easy for the eye to stray. In fact, Tropicana carries seven of the 15 most hazardous intersections, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Moreover, this area is known for many auto injury collisions.
The perilous area spread all the way from Pecos Road to Decatur Boulevard; however, there are several hazardous intersections near the Strip, too. Sources note that many injury crashes are located around the central valley, and a couple of locations exist within the southeast and northeast.
A few hot spots are notorious for car accidents; they are often considered within the top five most dangerous crossroads each year. They include the following:
- Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard
- Koval Lane and Tropicana Avenue
- Paradise Road and Tropicana Avenue
- Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard
When driving through these areas, motorists should be alert. Tallied accidents are much higher than normal at these intersections. For example, 11 injury collisions alone occurred at the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue during the first half of 2011, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
To avoid a car accident at these and other busy intersections, it is best to practice the following safe driving habits:
- Do not rely on a GPS or map. A motorist should know where he or she going and how to get there. This will keep the driver focused on the task of driving.
- A driver should keep a moderate distance behind other vehicles. This way, if a car brakes suddenly ahead, the motorist will have time to react and adjust.
- A driver should always be aware of other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians on the road. Even when a motorist is following driving laws, this does not mean that he or a she cannot be in an accident.
- Do not use your cell phone to text or talk. Not only is this dangerous, but it is also illegal in Nevada.
What is most important is that motorists, always be aware of their immediate surroundings and fully engaged in the task of driving.
If you were harmed by a distracted
or inattentive driver, you may benefit from speaking with an experienced car accident attorney. Such a legal professional can investigate your accident and examine all of your rights for full recovery.
Article provided by Henness & Haight, Injury Attorneys
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