News agencies, local residents, and local business owners have reported an increase of careless and reckless drivers. Las Vegas’ growing population means there will be even more speeding cars and close calls. A local driving school reported 90-percent of its customers were there because of speeding tickets.
Located approximately 15 miles northeast of the welcome sign is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where, on May 23, 2011, Rusty Haight, a live test drive dummy, drove a Ford Crown Victoria into an empty Hyundai Sonata. The “accident” was intentional. Sponsored by the Collision Safety Institute, the accident was not a publicity stunt, but a scientific experiment to gather data from a real car crash with a real person driving the car.
Randy was not hurt in the crash, but many Las Vegas drivers and passengers in car crashes are injured and some die. In the United States, Nevada ranks 2nd for the number of fatalities in traffic accidents where the driver ran a red light. In Las Vegas, at the intersection of Paradise and Tropicana, there were 82 crashes in one year.
Besides the cost of repairing or replacing the automobile, there can be huge medical expenses in the form of treatment, surgery, long-term therapy, and in-home care. If an entire family is in the automobile at the time of the accident, the cost to the victims of an accident could go many times past the life time earnings of the entire family.
In an accident of a catastrophic nature, immediate response is essential. The best chance for survival is during the first hour after the accident, referred to as the “golden hour.” Success depends upon problem free communications, training to combat the chaos of the situation, and the personal preparation of each rescuer.
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