The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro / LVMPD) released their car accident statistics for the year so far. The numbers include January 1, 2014 through February 4, 2014. There were 8.37% fewer collisions this year than there were during this same time period last year. Metro also reports that there have been fewer DUI arrests during this same time period. Showing just how dangerous it can be to ride a motorcycle in Las Vegas, LVMPD reports that 50% of the fatalities in its jurisdiction involved a motorcycle. Overall, there were 929 traffic accidents during the reporting period.
Metro investigates all traffic accidents that result in a fatality. The investigators will determine the causal factor of the accident and include that in the police report. Of the accidents that resulted in a fatality, 25% are pending investigation, 25% excessive speed, 25% disregarded a control device (such as a stop sign or red light), 13% failed to maintain lane, and 12% failed to yield the right of way.
At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, our Las Vegas car accident attorneys want to help everyone arrive safely at their destination. Review the list of safe driving tips below and please share this information with any teen drivers, elderly drivers, or anyone that you think might benefit from this advice.