Any driver who has occupied a Las Vegas street can attest to it: There is a LOT to pay attention to on the roads here. Pedestrians, out-of-town drivers, motorcyclists, and people on bicycles are just some of the obstacles to keep your eyes on. Now, the Las Vegas Metro Police traffic bureau has released the most dangerous intersections in the city:
- Charleston and Lamb
- Tropicana and Pecos
- Tropicana and Rainbow
- Tropicana and Decatur
- Sahara and Rainbow
Since last year, the number of fatal crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians–as well as the number of DUI arrests–has gone down. However, the number of fatal crashes involving motorcycles–which comprises half of these accidents–so far in 2014 has gone up from last year by 33%.
The most common cause of these crashes? Speed and “disregard of a traffic control device.”
Tropicana is apparently one of the riskiest roads to take, and it seems this has been the case for the last few years, at least. In 2011, the Las Vegas Sun reported that for the first six months of that year, Trop had seven out of the 15 intersections with the most injury collisions in the Valley, spanning Decatur to Pecos. The intersection of Lamb and Charleston was also included in this list.
Another stretch of road to be wary of? The 180 miles of I-15 between southern Nevada and southern California. The Nevada AAA reported that this span of road holds more fatalities than anywhere else in the state. Drivers and passengers without seatbelts have been a big factor, as have drunk driving and distracted driving.
Avoiding accidents on the road comes down to several positive habits, including defensive driving and leaving all electronic devices for after you’ve parked. If you ever find yourself in trouble after being involved in a crash, contact Hunt Law Offices for a free consultation. Laura Hunt has been helping injured people for over 15 years, and we have one of the lowest fees in the industry. (702) 450-4868