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    Have You Heard of Vertical Speed Control Elements
    December 8 2021

    If you drive in Las Vegas then you may have noticed some new speed control elements. Specifically, 12 pairs of speed cushions designed to slow down traffic in heavy residential areas. The speed cushions are part of a new traffic pilot project in Las Vegas. Speed cushions are an example of vertical speed control elements. What are vertical speed control elements? Vertical speed control elements are used to control speeding. Read on to find out more about the dangers of speeding in Nevada and vertical speed control elements.

    We hope the below information helps you understand vertical speed control elements. If a speeding driver injures you in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

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    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in speeding 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.

    Speeding Is Dangerous for Nevadans

    If you drive in Las Vegas, then you are probably used to the sound of cars whizzing by you as you drive. Or, you may be one of the cars that speeds past other vehicles. Either way, speeding is a common experience for Nevada drivers. Speeding is also dangerous and deadly for Nevadans. Consider the following information from Nevada’s Department of Public Safety as provided on the Zero Fatalities website:

    • Speed is a major contributing factor to driver, pedestrian, and bicyclist fatalities. It accounts for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in Nevada.
    • In 2018, there were 92 speeding-related fatalities on Nevada roadways.
    • Male drivers ages 21 to 35 comprise the largest number of speeding-related crash victims.
    • Sixty percent of all speeding drivers involved in fatal crashes were also drunk.

    Responsible drivers look out for everyone on the road. Unfortunately, even the most responsible driver can be injured by a speeding driver. If you are injured by a speeding driver, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Vertical Speed Control Elements

    What are vertical speed control elements? According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, vertical speed control elements manage traffic speeds and reinforce pedestrian-friendly, safe speeds. You are most likely to see vertical speed control elements on neighborhood, residential, or low-speed streets. These are areas where there is less freight traffic. Vertical speed control elements include the following:

    • Speed humps
    • Speed tables
    • Speed cushions

    Unfortunately, vertical speed control elements do not prevent everyone from speeding. If a speeding driver injures you in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Las Vegas Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Speed Humps

    The National Association of City Transportation Officials provides the following information on speed humps:

    • Speed humps are parabolic vertical traffic calming devices intended to slow traffic speeds on low volume, low speed roads.
    • Speed humps are 3 to 4 inches high and 12 to 14 feet wide, with a ramp length of 3 to 6 feet, depending on target speed.
    • Speed humps reduce speeds to 15 to 20 miles per hour. They are often referred to as “bumps” on signage and by the general public.

    Can you think of places where you are used to driving over speed humps? If you are having difficulty naming a place, it may be because speed bumps are generally not used in unincorporated Clark County.

    Speed Tables

    The National Association of City Transportation Officials provides the following information on speed tables:

    • Speed tables are midblock traffic calming devices that raise the entire wheelbase of a vehicle to reduce its traffic speed.
    • Speed tables are longer than speed humps and flat-topped, with a height of 3 to 3.5 inches and a length of 22 feet.
    • Depending on the spacing, vehicle operating speeds for streets with speed tables range from 25 to 45 miles per hour.
    • Speed tables may be used on collector streets and/or transit and emergency response routes. Where applied, speed tables may be designed as raised midblock crossings, often in conjunction with curb extensions.

    Speed Cushions

    The National Association of City Transportation Officials provides the following information on speed cushions:

    • Speed cushions are either speed humps or speed tables that include wheel cutouts. The wheel cutouts allow large vehicles to pass unaffected, while reducing passenger car speeds. They can be offset to allow unimpeded passage by emergency vehicles and are typically used on key emergency response routes.
    • Speed cushions extend across one direction of travel from the centerline. They have a longitudinal gap which allows wide wheel base vehicles to avoid going over the hump.

    Now that you know about the different types of vertical speed control elements, do you think you can identify them in Las Vegas? Pay attention to what speed control elements you see on the road the next time you are out driving.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps you understand vertical speed control elements. If a speeding 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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