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Nevada Bikes and Bike Lane Laws Explained

There is often confusion regarding how to share the roadways with those riding bicycles. This short video will help clear things up. The important things to remember are that bicycles are not considered motor vehicles, but they do have the right to operate on the roadway just like a vehicle. That means if there is […]

New Law for Nevada Teen Drivers

On January 1st, 2015, a new law went into effect that has a significant impact on Nevada teens who are eager to get their Nevada driver’s license. This new law requires a certification that the child meets the Nevada school attendance requirements set forth by law. This only affects teens under the age of 18-years old. Now, […]

Las Vegas Driver’s Ed

If you’re a teen under the age of 18 years old and you’re seeking a driver’s license, you need to know that Nevada law requires you to take a 30-hour driver’s education course before you are eligible to obtain a full Nevada driver’s license. Understand that this requirement is in addition to the required written […]

Distracted Driving Seminars for Teen Drivers

A Selma High School Resource Officer, Derek Gagnon, realizes that not all teen drivers will risk drinking & driving but he does believe the majority of teen drivers will encounter distractions while driving alone or with their friends. These could be conscious decisions like putting on makeup or texting while they drive but the distractions […]

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is driving while engaging in any activity that draws a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.  Today, the largest group of people who think they can beat the odds involved in distracted driving are drivers under the age of 20, who make up 11% of all drivers involved in fatal […]

Head Restraints

Neck injuries are reported by more than 1 in 5 drivers that are struck in a rear-end collision. Proper use and/or adjustment of the head restraint can protect you from neck injury if you are involved in a traffic collision. The problem, however, is that many drivers do not know the proper and safest position […]

Avoiding Airbag Problems

From 1990 to 2000, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identified 175 deaths caused by air bags. Most of those deaths (104) were children. Although that number is high, during that same time period, there were 3.3 million airbag deployments, which are estimated to have saved 6,377 lives and to have prevented countless injuries. […]

Flashing Yellow Arrows

A left turn is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a new driver makes, especially when those left turns are what are known as “unprotected” turns. A “protected” left turn means that the driver has a green left turn arrow that specifically stops oncoming traffic to give the driver the right of way. An unprotected […]

Making Safe & Proper Lane Changes

One of the biggest reasons that new drivers fail the driving portion of their Nevada DMV skills test is due to making unsafe lane changes. While experienced drivers make lane changes look easy, understand that this is one of the most difficult maneuvers for a new driver to make. As such, great caution should be […]