While the Silver State has natural wonders and fun-filled cities like Reno, Las Vegas, and more, it is not without dangers. Specifically, tourists and residents alike should be aware of the most dangerous roads in Nevada and proceed with caution. Below are several roads that pose a risk to your safety if you live in or are visiting Nevada.
There are many reasons why roads are dangerous and see a high number of crashes that result in injuries or death. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to wear a seatbelt, and distracted driving are just three of the many causes of car accidents across the country. There are several injuries that can be suffered by a victim of a Nevada car accident. The most common include neck and back injuries, brain injuries, lacerations, bruises, and broken bones, among others.
According to the Nevada branch of the Automobile Association of America, the highest number of fatalities happen on the I-15. This highway encompasses the stretch of road going from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. One of the reasons for the danger to drivers and passengers on the I-15 could be that since it is a long stretch of road with many points of interest along the way, there may be tired or sleepy drivers behind the wheel.
The Vegas Strip
A certain section of the I-15 within the city of Las Vegas, commonly referred to as the Las Vegas Strip, has also shown to be dangerous. While tired or distracted drivers are likely an issue on this road, there are often drivers on the Vegas Strip who came to the area to party and are driving while intoxicated.
Another stretch of dangerous highway in the state of Nevada is the Highway 50. Commonly referred to as the “Loneliest Road in America,” this piece of road has minimal services available along its lengthy path. In other words, if you plan to travel on Highway 50, make sure you take extra precautions and are prepared for emergencies, including having a full tank of gas and provisions such as water, non-perishable food, and a blanket, and enjoy the drive.
Beyond major roads and highways, Nevada is also home to some of the most dangerous intersections in the nation. Not surprisingly, several of these dangerous intersections are in the city of Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Metro Police (LVMP) the intersections where people are at the highest risk of injury or accident include:
Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard;
Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard;
Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road;
Tropicana Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard; and
Sahara Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard.
Nevada Car Accident Attorneys
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