November 21st, 2017 by Peter Mazzeo

Las Vegas Thanksgiving Period

As many travelers seek warm-weather destinations this Thanksgiving, Las Vegas remains one of the most popular destinations and with this in mind travel times could be more than three times longer over the holiday period.

Travel Advise: Traffic Hotspots and Worst Times to Hit the Road

Over 300,000 travelers are expected to descend on Las Vegas during the five-day holiday weekend set to begin Wednesday morning.

About 60 percent of the visitors coming into the Valley will travel by car, with the busiest areas expected are Interstate 15 and the Strip.

Heavy traffic congestion begins Wednesday, Nov. 22, with an average travel time of over 45 minutes from Downtown, Las Vegas to McCarran Airport via I-15 S in the early morning hours.

  • Safety Tips

Anticipate heavy traffic along Interstate 15, U.S. and the Strip

Plan accordingly and allow additional travel time

Avoid traveling when possible

Remain alert to impaired drivers

If an accident occurs remain calm

Call for Injury assistance

  • Special Note for Bus Commuters

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day and on a Saturday schedule the following day.


If you, a friend or family member has been injured as a result of any type of motor vehicle accident:

  • Immediately following the car accident, attend to the needs of the injured.
  • For emergency medical attention contact an ambulance.
  • Next, you also need to gather as much information as possible about the accident: Exchange insurance information with all drivers involved; locate witnesses and obtain their contact information; and photograph the cars involved and the accident scene.
  • An injured person should go to a hospital emergency room as soon as possible and/or consult with your family doctor.
  • Take photographs of any visible injuries such as cuts or bruises.
  • Report the car accident to your own insurance company.
  • We urge you to hire Mazzeo Law before speaking with any insurance representative of the other driver.
  • The other driver’s insurance will want a recorded statement from you about what happened, and they can use this recording against you.
  • Contact Mazzeo Law to protect your right to compensation.
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