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Nevada's All-Offender Ignition Interlock Law Starts Next Month

October 05, 2018

There is a new law taking effect as part of Nevada’s continuing efforts to lower the number of auto fatalities in the state annually. Governor Brian Sandoval recently signed into law Senate bill 259, [1] which requires all drivers who have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of Nevada to use an ignition interlock device on their vehicle for six months. Previously, those who had only been convicted once for driving under the influence generally had their license suspended.

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Spike in DUI Accidents Rocks Nevada Drivers

September 25, 2018

A recent wave of deadly crashes across the Silver State has law-enforcement officials worrying about what the rest of the year might bring. In fact, 2018 is on-track to reverse the prior year’s downward trend in fatal crashes and vehicle fatalities. In 2016, the state suffered 304 fatal crashes which claimed 329 lives; in 2017, 290 fatal crashes killed 308 people.

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Worker for Worker, Casino-Resorts are Safer than Non-Gaming Hotels

September 18, 2018

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a quarter-century-old law that had banned sports betting in most of the country. [1] Three months later, a new football season will begin with states across the nation scrambling to launch legalized gambling houses. [2] While this change alone is unlikely to fuel the growth of casino-resorts, it is another move in the same direction as the advent of so-called Indian gaming.

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Hotel and Motel Fires By the Numbers Decades Beyond the Twin Las Vegas Tragedies

September 10, 2018

They are distant memories today, but in the early 1980s Las Vegas tourism was rocked by two devastating fires in major hotel-casinos that affected some 1,000 lives. In November 1980, an electrical fault in a wall of the MGM Grand Hotel’s deli ignited a blaze that would take 87 lives and injure more than 700 people. [1] Three months later, the Las Vegas Hilton caught fire, killing eight and injuring more than 200.

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Slip-and-Fall Safety Can Suffer When Employees Carry Smartphones

September 04, 2018

If you own a business or have a management position, you know how difficult it is to find the balance between holding employees accountable while also making them feel empowered, autonomous, and motivated to optimize their workload.  In multi-level organizations, this problem is magnified because one must supervise their subordinate to ensure that their subordinate is supervising the subordinate’s subordinates. The pointy-headed among us refer to this as the “Principal-Agent Problem” [1], though that sage for the Everyman named Dr.

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Last Decade’s Data Shows Large Truck Accidents Returning to Pre-Recession Levels

August 30, 2018

Consider for a moment the incredible leaps in technology over the last decade. In 2007 the iPhone debuted [1]; today, more than 76 percent of people in the United States have Internet access in some form [2]. While these devices create ample risks of distracted driving (they are music players, text messagers, gaming devices…oh yes, and phones!), they also have built-in GPS units that equip every Average Joe with a turn-by-turn navigation system.

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The “Selfie Generation” and Distracted Driving

August 24, 2018

As the so-called Millennial generation enters the mundanity of their 30s and family life, the cohort of people born around the turn of the millennium have taken the world by storm. While this group is referred to quasi-officially as Generation Z, another moniker better captures its essence: the Selfie Generation. Young people presently in their teens to early 20s have never known a world without the Internet and scarcely remember life before the iPhone.

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In Nevada and Nationally, Pedestrians Miss Benefits of Improved Traffic Safety

August 18, 2018

By some measures, Nevada’s roads are becoming safer over time. Earlier this year, the state Department of Transportation announced that traffic fatalities fell by almost ten percent from 2016 to 2017. [1] That same press release acknowledged that pedestrian and cyclist fatalities both rose in the past year. The number of pedestrian deaths rose by nearly one-quarter while 50 percent more cyclists were killed in traffic accidents on Nevada roads than in the year prior. In this respect, Nevada is mirroring the national trend.

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MGM Resorts' Move to Preemptively Sue Shooting Victims Under the SAFETY Act

August 02, 2018

October 1st, 2017 will forever live as one of the darkest moments not only in Las Vegas but throughout all of the United States.  As we approach the one year anniversary of the terrible evening which saw gunman Stephen Paddock set up a sniper like set up in his 32nd floor hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay and take aim at the spectators attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, this post we will discuss the recent actions MGM Resorts' legal team has employed to battle the thousands of lawsuits being filed against them as owners of the Mandalay Bay.Just over a month ago, MGM cited an obscure law t.

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Is Enough Modern Day Technology being Equipped on Big Rigs in Nevada?

July 16, 2018

It goes without saying that some of the most horrific accidents seen on the roadways of Nevada are due to accidents between big rigs or semi tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles.  What many don’t know are some of the most common reasons for these often-fatal accidents as well as the technology available to help reduce them.

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