Driving You Crazy: Clearing Crash Scenes

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asks why minor accident scenes aren't cleared in a more timely fashion.

With minor, injury-free accidents, Nevada Highway Patrol says motorists are required, by law, to move their vehicles out of travel lanes.

Both drivers should try to clear the road, first for their safety, and to avoid traffic delays. Once vehicles involved in minor accidents are moved to the shoulder, then the drivers can exchange insurance information.

Drivers approaching accident scenes must decrease their speed, be prepared to stop and, if possible, drive one lane over.

If police, emergency vehicles or tow trucks are on scene, Nevada law states drivers must move one lane over to give emergency vehicles space to work.

If you can't safely change lanes, it's recommended you reduce speed. If your car can be moved, you are responsible for moving it.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.


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