Nevada Traffic Laws Rated Among Worst in the US in 2020

January 28, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
Nevada Traffic Laws Rated Among Worst in the US in 2020

The Annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws Report has been released for 2020 that details each state's traffic fatalities, accidents, and traffic safety laws. The report showed that Nevada had an increase in traffic fatalities by 3.3% from 2019 to 2020, despite having less drivers on the road. Nevada was given a traffic safety rating of red for 2021, leaving it among the bottom 12 states in the nation. Although most fatalities on the road were caused by impairment and speeding, some Nevada traffic laws seem to be lagging behind other states in regards to safety. Nevada is one of 16 states that is without a primary enforcement front seat belt law. The report also suggests that eight other Nevada laws need alteration to increase traffic safety. Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.