Nevada is a beautiful place to visit or live, but it has its dangers. It has several roadways that are known for having a high number of collisions due to traffic congestion, holiday travel and other factors.
The most dangerous roads in Las Vegas include Nevada State Route 582, U.S. Highway 93 and Interstate 15. According to the Traffic Safety Coalition, around 10% of all pedestrian collisions in Las Vegas happen on State Route 582.
U.S. Highway 93
U.S. Highway 93 has been nicknamed the most dangerous highway in the country. In fact, there were 70 fatal crashes on U.S. Highway 93 between 2010 and 2016. In those collisions, 90 people died.
Why is it do dangerous for people on the road? Part of the issue is that it takes a long time for medical services to arrive, so victims are more likely to pass away before getting medical care. The average wait time is an alarming 21 minutes.
Interstate 15 is another route that is among the most dangerous in the country. It’s a high-speed highway that allows travelers to head toward Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Mexico or San Diego. It has busy holiday traffic and is extremely busy. On top of that, it’s in the Mojave Desert, so breakdowns and crashes are difficult to deal with.
State Route 582
State Route 582 is another dangerous route. It connects Downtown Las Vegas to Henderson and Boulder City (indirectly). This is an extremely busy roadway, which makes it more likely to be congested or to have collisions. Since there are intersections on the road, this also makes it more likely for cross-traffic to lead to crashes.
No matter where you are, there is a risk that you could be involved in a collision. Always be alert and pay close attention to what you and other drivers are doing.
If you’re hurt in a car accident, you deserve to seek fair compensation. Drivers should know the rules of the road and take steps to prevent collisions. When they don’t, you can take steps to hold them accountable for causing collisions and serious injuries.