Speeding: One of the Leading Causes of Traffic Crashes

Speeding: One of the Leading Causes of Traffic Crashes

Las Vegas has had it’s fair share of traffic crashes, but as of late speeding is one of the leading causes! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to publish disturbing findings regarding speeding in Las Vegas and traffic accidents. According to NHSTA statistics from a 2009 report, “39 percent of 15 to 20-year old and 37 percent of 21 to 24-year old male drivers involved in fatal crashes were speeding.” Not only does this prove a correlation between speeding and traffic-related fatalities, but it also says quite a bit about the mentality of younger (mostly male) drivers. The NHTSA also reported, in 2009, that there were 10,591 speeding-related crashes over the course of the previous year. Preparedness of our young drivers aside, the economic cost of speeding-related accidents to our society is estimated by the NHTSA to be $40.4 billion per year. And remember, that’s not taking into account personal losses, or, even worse, the loss of human life… which bears no price tag. Speeding in Las Vegas is not something to be taken lightly, no matter what your age/sex demographic. And when you add alcohol into the mix, the situation worsens. In the same 2009 report, it was shown that 43% of fatal speeding-related crashes had drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. These NHSTA statistics are grave and show that we still do not have a handle on keeping reckless drivers off the road. While a true “accident” can happen to anyone, there is no excuse for excessive speeding or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you...

Choosing The Right DUI Lawyer In Las Vegas & Knowing The Law

Being arrested in Nevada for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is not a charge to be taken lightly. When charged with a DUI, you face extremely severe penalties which include community service, jail time, losing your driver’s license, thousands of dollars in fines, and multiple DUI classes. Because DUI cases require an in-depth understanding of Nevada’s complex DUI laws, it is imperative to hire a knowledgeable, experienced attorney who will aggressively protect your interests and help you maintain your freedom. Attorney Mark Coburn is a Nevada-licensed Criminal Defense Lawyer with over 17 years of experience. He has helped thousands of accused drunk drivers facing intimidating DUI charges throughout Southern Nevada. Mark Coburn’s DUI Defense Team will guide you through the legal process by having your charges completely dropped or significantly lowered, keeping your police record clean and helping you maintain your driving privileges. Unlike many fly-by-night ticket offices, we are one of Las Vegas’ most trustworthy, compassionate Law Offices, who will provide your case with the personal care and ethical attention it deserves. In the past six months alone, Attorney Mark Coburn has successfully helped dozens of clients facing stressful DUI charges by having them reduced to Reckless Driving charges. For example, individuals with BAC levels of .16, .23. and .11 have had their DUI charges drastically dropped to reckless driving– saving them from hours in community service and DUI class, thousands of dollars in fines, and from jail time. Call us today for a Free DUI consultation at:  (702) 382-2000 To better help you understand the basics of Nevada’s DUI Laws and DUI terms, see below: Breathalyzer...
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