State Law Has Shut Down Uber Operations in Nevada
Uber is one of the fastest growing companies. Operating in more than 200 cities across the country, it is no wonder that the company made its way to Nevada. However, the taxi companies in the Las Vegas area were not pleased with this move and fought back, leading Nevada to be the first state to shut down Uber operations.
Uber was suspended in Las Vegas on November 26, 2014 during the influx of visitors for the Thanksgiving weekend. A Nevada Judge in Washoe County District issued an injunction that prevented Uber from operating throughout the state. The shutdown came just a month after Uber started providing services in Nevada, with the first ride taken the “The Killers” front man, Brandon Flowers.
Almost immediately after the service opened, the Nevada Transportation Authority and Nevada Taxicab Authority fought back against Uber with injections that allowed police agencies to arrest Uber drivers and impound their cars for operating in the state. There were more than 50 incidents that were recorded of drivers being arrested in the Reno and Las Vegas areas.
The transportation lobbies in Las Vegas have long been blamed for standing in the way of more efficient public transportation methods from the McCarran International Airport to the Strip, (unofficially of course). Since Uber defines itself as a technology company instead of a transportation company, it allows them to bypass transportation regulations. However, state regulators are claiming that Uber drivers are acting as unlicensed and illegal carriers. Even though Uber says that they thoroughly investigate all of their drivers and require them to carry company provided auto insurance, state regulations have stricter requirements.
For more information on the Uber shut down, and how it could affect your travels, contact All Nevada Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tips to Stay Safe on New Year’s
With only a couple of days left in 2014, it is the best time to start looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve plans. While you are ringing in the New Year, it is important to make sure you know how to stay safe. Keep these New Year’s Eve safety tips in mind to make sure that you start the New Year off right.
- Ask a friend who does not enjoy drinking to be your designated driver for the night. Make sure that they stay completely sober since just one drink can affect your driving abilities.
- If you cannot find a designated driver, use public transportation or call a taxi. Many cities are offering free or discounted rides on public transportation to ensure that you get home safely.
- Pay attention to how much you are drinking. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying a couple drinks on New Year, the more you drink, the more likely that something will go wrong.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially if you are in a crowd. If you see a dangerous situation, stay away and call the authorities if necessary.
- Do not go out alone. Having a group of friends with you at all times while you are celebrating is the best way to ensure that you stay safe.
- Make sure your pets are safe and secure in your house. Loud noises, such as fireworks, can scare pets and cause them to run away.
Before the year ends, it is the best time to look over all of your insurance policies to ensure that you have the right amount of coverage for the upcoming year. Contact the insurance professionals at All Nevada Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada for all of your insurance needs for 2015.
The holidays are just a couple of days away, and if you are looking for the perfect recipe that the whole family will enjoy, look no further! Try this delicious cider braised pork shoulder recipe that everyone will love.
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 (4 to 5 lb.) butterflied boneless pork shoulder roast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 6 bay leaves
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped
- 1 garlic bulb, cut crosswise
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Stir the salt, brown sugar, dry mustard, paprika, and red pepper together and rub over the pork. Roll up pork and tie with kitchen string. Chill the pork, uncovered, for 8 to 12 hours.
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Let the pork stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
- Cook the pork in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat for 12 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove the pork and wipe the Dutch oven clean. Boil broth, apple cider, and honey in Dutch oven over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and whisk in Dijon mustard and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
- Return the pork to the Dutch oven and add bay leaves. Cut 1 apple into thick slices. Place the garlic, onions, and apple slices around the pork. Return to a simmer over medium heat. Place a piece of parchment paper on the pork mixture and cover the Dutch oven with a tight fitting lid.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 3 ½ to 4 hours or until the meat is very tender. Let the pork stand in the Dutch oven, covered, with the parchment paper and lid at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Throw away the parchment paper. Transfer the pork to a serving platter and cover with foil. Skim the fat from cooking liquid and pour the cooking liquid through a fine wire mesh strainer into a large saucepan, throwing out the solid pieces. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium high heat. Cut the remaining apple into thin slices and add to the mixture. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until the sauce reduces slightly. Remove from heat. Add butter and vinegar, and stir until butter melts and is smooth. Serve the sauce with the pork.
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With the holidays just around the corner, you may find yourself leaving your home vacant to go visit your loved ones. While you are enjoying your vacation, it is important to do all that you can to keep your home safe. Installing the right home security system is the best way to ensure that your home is protected while you are away for the holidays.
There are many benefits that are associated with a home security system. The biggest benefit is knowing that all of your loved ones are safe while they are home. A security system will also give you peace of mind while you are away, knowing all of your belongings are protected from theft while your home is empty. As an added benefit, most homeowners insurance companies will give you a discount on your policy if you have a security system installed.
There are two main types of alarms to choose from, a local alarm and a central alarm. A local alarm will only make a loud noise when someone enters the home. A central alarm system will notify an alarm company that will then call the proper authorities. Many central alarm systems also offer medical alert options that will alert the fire department or EMS if there is a medical emergency in your home. The more security options that are involved in your alarm system, the bigger discount that you will receive by your insurance company.
For all of your homeowners’ insurance needs, contact All Nevada Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will work with you to ensure that you qualify for the best discount with your alarm system so that your home insurance coverage will fit into your budget.
Please support our First Annual All Nevada Insurance Golf Tournament, “Swing For Their Kids” benefiting the children of Officer Alyn Beck and Officer Igor Soldo on Saturday, December 20th at Tuscany Golf Course. Shotgun tee off starts at 11:30am and a reception will follow. For more information, please contact Paul Maxwell at 702-979-6232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Now that the holiday season is here, it is time to start planning your holiday party. While planning the perfect menu and setting up all your decorations, it is important to make sure that you consider your insurance coverage to make sure that you are protected from any unfortunate situation during the holidays.
Your homeowners’ insurance policy should provide enough protection for most situations that you run into during your party. The policy will provide coverage for any medical bills in case someone slips and falls. The policy will also provide coverage in case people get a serious case of food poisoning from the food that you serve. Make sure to talk with your insurance agent before throwing your party to ensure that you have the right amount of coverage.
If you are serving liquor at your holiday party, make sure to invest in a separate liquor liability policy. Accidents are more likely to happen when you serve alcohol, which is why it is vital to make sure that you are protected. If one of your guests leaves your holiday party after a few too many drinks and causes an accident, you can be held liable. A liquor liability insurance policy will cover the cost of any legal fees that are associated with the accident to ensure that you are not financially devastated from one accident.
Along with having the right insurance policies, there are certain steps you can take to help make sure that everyone stays safe during your party. Make sure to serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages to help prevent anyone from getting too intoxicated. Also, keep the number for a taxi service on hand for anyone that may need a ride home.
For all of your insurance coverage needs this holiday season, contact All Nevada Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will work with you to make sure that you have the right amount of protection for your holiday parties.
Dealing with an auto insurance claim after a car accident may seem like a long and tedious process. However, the claims process does not have to be stressful. Keep these tips in mind to help make sure your auto insurance claims process goes as smooth as possible.
- Stay calm at the scene – dealing with a car accident can be a scary and stressful time. However, it is important to make sure you do all you can to stay calm. If you panic, you will miss out on important details that you will need during the claims process. The calmer you are, the more likely you are to remember important details.
- Call your insurance agent – your insurance agent should be one of the first phone calls that you make after an accident. The sooner you talk with your agent, the sooner your claims process will be able to start.
- Use technology – use your smart phone to take pictures of the scene and of any damage to all vehicles that are involved in the accident. Many insurance companies have apps that will allow you to upload important information right at the scene to get your claims process moving.
- Use the right body shop – you are allowed to use any body shop that you want after an accident, but consider using one that is approved by your insurance company. If the shop is approved, they will already have a relationship with your insurance company, which will make the process go much faster.
For all of your auto insurance coverage needs and to make sure that you are properly protected in case of an accident, contact All Nevada Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will work with you to ensure that you have the right amount of coverage at the right price for your budget.
The holiday season is officially here, which means it is time to break out your festive lights. While finding the perfect placement for all of your holiday decorations, it is important to make sure you know how to stay safe while climbing a ladder. Keep these ladder safety tips in mind to be sure that you do not have any accidents when hanging your holiday decorations.
- Never work alone when hanging decorations. Make sure there is always someone who is nearby that can hold the ladder while you are climbing.
- Always put the ladder on a flat surface before climbing. An uneven surface can cause the ladder to lean and twist, which could cause serious injuries.
- The ladder should be spaced one foot away from the wall of your house for every four feet that it reaches to ensure that it is sturdy.
- Always stay in the center of the rails while on the ladder. Do not lean to one side to try and hang lights or decorations. Instead, climb down and move the ladder over to the side.
- If you are climbing onto your roof, make sure that the top of the ladder is extended at least three feet beyond the edge of the roof.
- Never stand on the top two rungs of a ladder. These are the most unsafe steps and do not give you any sturdy handrails to hold onto.
- Do not use a ladder in high winds since it can easily blow over with you on it or while you are on the roof, leaving you stranded.
Having the right homeowners insurance policy is the best way to ensure that you are covered from any unfortunate situation while hanging holiday decorations. Contact the insurance experts at All Nevada Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada for all of your insurance needs.