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Different Kinds of Nevada Careless Driving Citations

By | 2016-08-09T01:41:59-07:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Careless Driving, Online Legal Services|Tags: , |

Though we are mostly an online traffic ticket service for Las Vegas and the surrounding area, we still follow traffic law all over the state. Good ideas spread, and sometimes bad ideas spread even more quickly. So we perked our ears up when we saw news of a new Nevada traffic law going into effect in Reno. What are our urban compatriots up north up to these days? They’re making a separate traffic offense for careless driving in Nevada, if only inside their Reno city limits. Additions to the no no list include eating, doing any kind of makeup or face pruning including but not limited to shaving, and more. The actual infraction that this has become is called “Inattentive Driving” and also includes the heinous act of brushing your teeth. At least according to some reports, kids distracting you is also a newly leveled traffic violation under this new provision. Even Fido and Katty Cat are not immune from being the proximal causes of this statute. It’s not a cheap Nevada traffic citation, either, running up to and including three hundred and five dollars. It’s not surprising that the list of banned and newly harsher penalized activities includes doing [...]

Bicycle Related Infractions May Result in Las Vegas Careless Driving Citations

By | 2015-03-10T21:16:40-07:00 March 10th, 2015|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Careless Driving, DUI, General Ticket Info, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News|Tags: , , , , |

Not only can motorists be ticketed in some Nevada bicycling laws, but so can bicyclists! Traffic laws in Southern Nevada have been expanded in response to the increasing incidences of Las Vegas pedestrian accidents since 2010. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents happen so frequently in Las Vegas because the city was designed not for pedestrians, horses and buggies like older cities such as Boston, Providence and San Francisco, but instead for car transportation. Instead of quaint two lane roads with some parking, Las Vegas has 6-lane and 8-lane roads that drivers can travel at speeds up to 55 miles per hour – and those are motorists that are obeying the speed limit. Those who violate bicycle safety laws in Las Vegas are ticketed for Careless driving in Las Vegas. Some Nevada laws treat bicyclists as vehicles on the road, other laws treat bicyclists as pedestrians. For example, if you are attempting to take a left and a bicyclist is in a cross walk, you can be ticketed with driving carelessly in Southern Nevada by crossing the crosswalk while the bicyclist is still in it – regardless of where the cyclist is in the cross walk. Laws that treat cyclists like vehicles [...]

Many Careless Driving Tickets in Henderson, NV for Not Yielding to Pedestrians

By | 2015-02-15T15:18:13-07:00 February 15th, 2015|Categories: Careless Driving, Online Legal Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Joining Forces Grant is back at it again, with Henderson being the focus of careless driving tickets in Las Vegas for failure to yield to pedestrians. We wrote about this program very recently, and the number of people ticketed in North Las Vegas for pedestrian safety and careless driving. Well, the tickets keep on coming. This time, as we mentioned, was focused on a different part of the valley. Police issued over 110 traffic tickets in Henderson for failure to yield to a pedestrian, which generally falls under the legal umbrella of careless driving. Henderson police officers also issued a number of tickets for other violations that they saw during their stepped up enforcement program, which lasted a week. Only one pedestrian was ticketed for not crossing the street safely or in a marked crosswalk or with the traffic light. That number is surprisingly low, given the number of pedestrian accident injuries in Southern Nevada when people were crossing the roadway either not in a crosswalk or against the walk light. Police also issued a whole bunch of tickets for drivers with other kinds of problems or infractions. Things like driving without current insurance, driving with a suspended or [...]

Las Vegas Careless Driving Tickets for Failing to Stop for Pedestrians

By | 2015-02-11T22:59:40-07:00 February 11th, 2015|Categories: Careless Driving, Distraction on the Road: Texting, Online Legal Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Police are once again out in force handing out careless driving tickets in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas to people who fail to stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks. This is not an uncommon thing for police in the Las Vegas area to focus on, as pedestrian deaths have often been a major problem in the area. Certainly it is not all the fault of drivers, and police are aware of this. They also target pedestrians during these enforcement crackdowns, issuing citations for jay walking and the like. The way these traffic enforcement often work is through the use of a decoy. Whichever department or departments are involved in the program will use someone, usually a police officer, to try to catch people in the act of not stopping for a pedestrian crossing the road. The decoy usually wears something bright and highly visible, sometimes wearing something quite outlandish like a Halloween-type costume. They then begin to cross the road. Anyone who doesn’t stop is given a careless driving citation in Southern Nevada. Police will also just camp out at dangerous intersections and wait and watch, seeing which drivers fail to stop for normal pedestrians. They usually pick these [...]

Las Vegas Area Police Departments Increasing Ticketing For Crosswalk Violations

By | 2013-02-23T18:40:32-07:00 February 23rd, 2013|Categories: Careless Driving, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Las Vegas Legal News|Tags: , , , , |

Crosswalk laws are complicated, especially in Las Vegas, where we have two lane roads, four lane roads, even eight lane roads. These varied traffic environments can cause confusion and even result in additional tickets for careless driving in Las Vegas. Essentially, if a person is crossing a six lane road and they are on the other side of the traffic island from your car, you can go across the cross walk while they are walking across on the other side. However, once they get to the same side of the traffic island as your automobile, you are required to allow them to cross the street. If you have been ticketed for careless driving in Southern Nevada and wish to fight or fix your ticket, log onto 24hourticketpower.com today. Las Vegas area police departments are paying careful attention to these Clark County careless driving statutes due to the large number of pedestrian deaths in 2012 and the even increased rate of Las Vegas pedestrian accident fatalities in 2013. Las Vegas drivers must also take special attention to flashing yellow lights in Las Vegas intersections. While drivers are allowed to enter intersections with flashing yellow lights with caution, they must also yield [...]

North Las Vegas Police Increase Enforcement of School Zone Traffic Violations

By | 2012-09-11T20:34:33-07:00 September 11th, 2012|Categories: Distraction on the Road: Texting, General Ticket Info, Local News, Road Rules, Speeding|Tags: , , , , |

With 26 people having been killed in Las Vegas pedestrian accidents so far in 2012, all police departments across the Southern Valleys have increased their patrols and other efforts to make the roads safer for those on foot. Many of the cases involve pedestrians crossing busy 6-lane highways outside of cross walks. The deaths are compounded by the high speed limits on many of Las Vegas’ main thoroughfares. Area police are increasing ticket writing efforts for such minor violations like Las Vegas speeding and the many offenses that comprise Southern Nevada careless driving including cross walk violations, cell phone use while driving instances and other events where the driver is not operating the vehicle in a safe manner. If you have been ticketed for careless driving in Clark County, you can fight or fix your ticket online, without court visits at 24hourticketpower.com A North Las Vegas pedestrian awareness event highlighted to police officers the need to increase patrols and enforcement efforts in school zones. Since school has just started across Nevada, many drivers are unaware that many traffic areas have a reduced 15 M.P.H. speed limit. In addition, the police enforcement efforts have shown many North Las Vegas careless driving [...]

Henderson Pedestrian Accident Adds To High Total of Clark County Pedestrian Deaths

By | 2012-05-25T15:25:10-07:00 May 25th, 2012|Categories: Elderly Driver, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services, Road Rules|Tags: , , , , , |

A71-year old man was killed today when an SUV driven by a 78-year old from Henderson veered off the road and rode up the sidewalk in his 2008 Jeep Commander. The pedestrian was hit from behind as he walking in Henderson. The early morning accident, which happened at 7:15am, occurred along Hampton Rd., close by Point Pleasant Dr., in what is considered the Anthem area of Henderson. The driver’s name was Chester Budd, and he is being interviewed by police to determine the cause of the accident. If you have been responsible for a Las Vegas pedestrian accident and received a Las Vegas careless driving citation, log onto 24hourticketpower.com today for a free Southern Nevada traffic ticket consultation today. Our licensed Las Vegas ticket traffic attorneys have the contacts and experience to assist you in paying the smallest fine possible. 2012 has been especially deadly on Las Vegas, Henderson and Clark County roads. 52 people have died in Las Vegas in 2012 due to automobile accidents. Nine people have died in Henderson pedestrian accidents alone. Nearly twenty people have been killed in pedestrian automobile accidents across Clark County this year. There are many causes for this rise in pedestrian deaths [...]

Quick Thinking Prevents North Las Vegas Pedestrian Death

By | 2012-05-12T20:22:58-07:00 May 12th, 2012|Categories: General Ticket Info, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Road Rules|Tags: , , , , , |

While traffic fatalities in the United States have shown a dramatic decline over the past two years, Clark County and the rest of the Las Vegas area have shown an alarming rise in both pedestrian deaths and other auto accident fatalities. However, due to the quick thinking of a North Las Vegas driver, the Las Vegas pedestrian accident death toll is one less today. As a 5-year old girl girl ran out from between two parallel parked cars on Maple Mesa St., directly in front of a car heading down the North Las Vegas street. The driver immediately swerved and instead of the young girl being hit head on, she was only grazed by the vehicle’s side mirror. North Las Vegas police credit the driver with saving the girl’s life. The girl was rushed to Univ. Medical Center for observation, with the fear she may have suffered a head injury. If you have been ticketed for a Las Vegas pedestrian accident, and wish to fight or fix your ticket, log onto 24hourticketpower.com today. So far this year, there have been 69 Las Vegas traffic fatalities. Regional Transit Commission traffic engineers have been working to find solutions to the area’s traffic [...]

Reckless driving tickets a new threat for Las Vegas drivers

By | 2011-10-01T21:51:20-07:00 October 1st, 2011|Categories: General Ticket Info, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A new law took effect today that has bicycle advocates cheering and some Nevada drivers sneering. Although our state generally embraces the robust and growing outdoor-sports culture that attracts tourists and satisfies residents, some of our fellow Nevadans become territorial when it comes to their privileges to drive their automobiles without restriction. Holding too tightly to this sense of privilege may become even costlier now: it could result in a Las Vegas reckless driving ticket. Under the new law -- known colloquially in bike circles as the "Three Sweet Feet" rule -- motorists must give cyclists a three-foot clearance when they pass them on a roadway. Depending on who you ask, this law may create a new privilege for pedal-driven travelers or it may codify a widely utilized, existing practice. In order to avoid Las Vegas car accidents, many drivers already clear cyclists by traveling into the next lane of traffic. But when this is not possible, many drivers put haste before caution and "buzz" bicycle riders by passing them with only the thinnest of margins. With this new Nevada cycling law in effect, drivers will have to make good choices and only pass cyclists when  there is sufficient room [...]