Increase in Illegal Stunt Driving in Las Vegas For Social Media “Likes”
Motorists have been flooding the valley streets to practice dangerous stunts behind the wheel in an attempt to create viral content on social media.
Over Labor Day weekend, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) received multiple phone calls concerning reckless driving incidents where groups of vehicles engaged in various stunts — near large crowds of people. The cars often came close to hitting bystanders, as it was all caught on video by various social media platforms.
Reckless driving results in 33% of all deaths involving major car accidents, which equates to more than 13,000 deaths each year. Pursuant to NRS 484B.653, Nevada law defines reckless driving as operating a vehicle with a “willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.” If cited on a first offense, the misdemeanor is punishable by up to 6 months in jail alongside a fine of up to $1000.00.
The LVMPD is currently investigating this new wave of reckless behavior, though they could not comment on what tactics would be used to do so.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a reckless driver in Las Vegas, NV, please contact our car accident lawyer, Brian Boyer for a free case review. (702) 800-0988.