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    Have You Heard of Operation Safe Driver Week?
    July 12 2022

    This year, Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10 through July 16. During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving. Here, we will discuss Operation Safe Driver Week and how you can make safer choices on the road.

    We hope the below discussion helps you make safer driving choices. If a driver injures you in a Las Vegas area accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    As a Las Vegas accident victim, you don’t want to fight alone against insurance companies. They do not have your best interests in mind. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Insurance companies and other parties are not interested in helping you receive what you should as a victim in a Las Vegas accident. Your Las Vegas accident lawyer should have a proven track record of winning cases like yours for significant compensation. Our lawyers offer you 25 years of experience winning top compensation for Las Vegas accident victims.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in car accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    What Is Operation Safe Driver?

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Program focuses on education and traffic enforcement strategies to do the following:

    • Improve the driving behaviors of all drivers
    • Reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles on our roadways

    According to the CVSA, the Operation Safe Driver Program does the following:

    • Targets unsafe driving behaviors by passenger vehicle drivers and commercial drivers
    • Educates youth about safely sharing the roads with large trucks and buses
    • Offers commercial driver educational and awareness programs to the motor carrier population
    • Increases awareness to the general motoring public about safe operations around commercial motor vehicles
    • Aims to improve commercial motor driver regulatory compliance
    • Conducts passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle traffic enforcement initiatives

    Even the safest driver can be injured in a car accident. If another driver injures you, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights and advocate your position. Now is not the time to go it alone against parties who don’t have your best interests in mind. Choose a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who will always advocate for your best interests. Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers and staff offer you the best chance to win the compensation you deserve as an accident victim. Don’t delay. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation. You don’t have to worry about affordability—we only get paid if you win.

    What Is Operation Safe Driver Week?

    Now that you know a little bit about the Operation Safe Driver Program, can you guess why Operation Safe Driver Week was initiated? Operation Safe Driver Week was created to focus on driver behavior because driver behavior contributes to 94 percent of all traffic crashes. Risky driver behavior can include both actions (speeding) and inaction (not paying attention). This year, law enforcement officers will focus on the following dangerous driving behaviors:

    • Speeding
    • Distracted driving
    • Failure to wear a seat belt
    • Following too closely
    • Aggressive driving
    • Failure to obey traffic control devices
    • Improper lane change
    • Drunk driving
    • Drugged driving

    2022 Focus Area

    The focus area for this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is speeding. Speeding kills. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2020 speeding killed 11,258 people. In 2019, at least one driver was speeding in more than a quarter of the total traffic fatalities for the year. Last year during Operation Safe Driver Week, speeding was the top driver-behavior violation for both commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. Officers issued the following for speeding/basic speed law/driving too fast for conditions:

    • 11,039 citations
    • 5,478 warnings

    If a speeding driver injures you or a loved one, consult with an experienced car accident lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers are an experienced team of car accident lawyers. We handle complex issues including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Our Top Tips To Being a Safe Driver

    Not all accidents can be avoided. However, you lessen your chances of being involved in an accident by practicing safe driving. Safe driving includes the topics discussed below.

    Follow the Rules of the Road

    All drivers should follow traffic laws, including speed limits, stopping on red, and signaling requirements.

    Pay Attention

    All drivers should pay attention and focus on the task of safe driving. This means keeping their hands on the wheel, their eyes on the road, and their mind focused on the task of safe driving.

    Put your phone down. Under Nevada’s cell phone law, it is illegal to drive and manually send or receive messages or search the internet. It is also illegal to talk on the phone unless you are using a hands-free device.

    Wear a Seat Belt

    Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. You should also make sure that your young passengers are in an appropriate car seat or booster seat.

    Drive Sober

    In Nevada, impaired driving is the leading cause of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Impaired driving includes alcohol and other substances. Always drive sober.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope you practice safe driving throughout the year (not just during Operation Safe Driver Week). If a driver injures you in a Las Vegas area accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Anthony Golden

    Attorney Anthony B. Golden (“Tony”) is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Lawyers. Tony represents clients in all aspects of personal injury cases, from pre-litigation through jury trials and appeals. Tony has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in trials, arbitration, and appeals, as well as assisting clients in resolving high-value cases in mediation.

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