Do Higher Speed Limits Result in More Fatal Crashes?

A new study linking higher speeds to tens of thousands of fatalities is reigniting the debate as to whether raising the speed limit makes highways more dangerous or actually safer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued a report in April suggesting that speed limit increases during the past two decades led to 33,000 additional deaths on U.S. roadways. The study claims that although fatality rates fell during this period — mainly due to safer vehicles — rates would have been much lower if not for increases in speed limits. "Speeding in Las Vegas remains one of the biggest safety problems that we have on our roads," says IIHS spokesman Russ Rader. "And states are making that worse.

Las Vegas: Truck Crashes Into Welcome to Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas: Truck Crashes Into 'Welcome to Downtown Las Vegas' Sign on South 4th Street One vehicle was involved in Sunday's crash and no one was hurt, police said. The sign, erected in 2002, is less famous than the landmark "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign south of the Strip. The sign needs to be changed to this one

Summer Behind The Wheel Lessons

Summer in Las Vegas is busy season for drive lessons. I usually recommend calling several days in advance to book. There is always cold water bottles in the car should you get thirsty and I promise the air conditioner will be on and the car nice and cool when you get in ! Call now to book your first lesson 702-496-7988 Serving all of Las Vegas and surrounding areas Tambien enseno en espanol !

Don't leave your pet in the car !

Even for a few minutes in Las Vegas heat can be fatal. The Las Vegas crime of leaving a pet unattended in your car in unsafe conditions like 110 degree heat, is a misdemeanor in Nevada. The sentence for a misdemeanor in Nevada includes: up to 6 months in Nevada jail, and/or up to $1,000 in fines Even worse, your pet may be taken away for good ! Las Vegas cops that "rescue" dogs and cats from cars are required to notify the owners of where their pets are being sheltered. But if the owner doesn't retrieve the animal in time or reimburse law enforcement for the costs of sheltering the pet, then the court may order the dog or cat to be either: sold at auction, or humanely put down, or be k

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