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The deadly silence surrounding electric vehicles has led regulators to require the installation of noise generating devices to alert pedestrians to their presence. Starting in 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require that all newly manufactured electric vehicles under 10,000 pounds are outfitted with devices that produce sounds when the vehicles travel at speeds of less than 30 km per hour or while they are shifted into reverse mode.
person sitting inside tesla car
Parents can help reduce the risk of teen driving accidents by ensuring that their teenagers are ready to get behind the wheel. The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among teenagers than among any other age group. Teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are nearly three times more likely to be in a fatal car accident than drivers aged 20 and older.
a man driving with the sunroof open
Millennial drivers between 19 and 24 are a serious hazard to other motorists. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, over 88 percent of millennials engaged in at least one dangerous driving behavior within a 30-day period. Older drivers and teens between 16 and 18 are also guilty of engaging in the risky driving behavior, though not to the same degree. Overall, young millennials are the worst offenders when it comes to engaging in risky behavior behind the wheel, especially regarding distracted driving where cell phones are involved.
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Recent studies reveal that Nevada drivers may be some of the worst in the nation, and their poor driving behaviors result in thousands of car accidents every year. While some of these crashes are minor, others cause serious and even life-threatening injuries. Regardless of the severity of these motor vehicle mishaps, one thing is certain- many of the behaviors that cause them can and should be avoided. Ranked for 2016 as the state with the seventh worst drivers in the nation, it appears that Nevada’s motorists have a lot to work on.
Nevada drivers some of the worst in the nation infographic
A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drivers who get insufficient sleep are just as likely to crash a vehicle as a drunken driver. In effect, the study found that drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
Blurred vision while drunk driving
Listening to music while operating a vehicle is only considered distracted driving in certain circumstances. Deciding whether a driver is distracted entails looking at key variables along a spectrum of considerations. These variables include the driver’s age and driving experience, what style of music is listened to and the volume.
Man using car audio stereo system
Each year, nearly 2,500 taxi trips end in an accident. That’s roughly seven accidents per day. Moreover, it is estimated that nearly 3,000 taxi drivers are cited each year for moving violations. For vacationers and residents, these statistics show that a seemingly safe ride can be anything but.
Taxi light turned on
Drunk driving claimed 9,967 lives in 2014. It is responsible for more than 1/3 of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States. Even with stricter laws and enforcement efforts, it continues to haunt American drivers. It is estimated that someone is killed by a drunk driver every 51 minutes of the day.
Sobering statistics on dunk driving infographic
Truck drivers are under significant pressure to deliver their cargo on time, and carriers, shippers, and brokers may engage in coercive tactics to encourage drivers to violate safety laws in order to meet their deadlines. Coercion is illegal, and truck drivers have a mechanism by which they can report it to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The safety rules are in place in order to reduce the risk of injury and fatal accidents. Drivers who break the rules place others around them at increased risks for accidents. A car accident lawyer in Las Vegas may review logs and accident reports in order to determine if a truck driver was in violation of safety rules. If the driver was, then the lawyer may look for evidence that a carrier, shipper or broker coerced the driver into breaking the law.
Coercion Of Truck Drivers Leads to Increased Accident Risk

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