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NV Energy Offers Six Safety Tips for Back to School

Aug 18, 2016

NV Energy encourages students and drivers to be aware of the following six safety tips as school resumes throughout southern Nevada:

  1. Never sit or stand on transformer boxes, which contain live electrical parts.
  2. The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children. When driving, stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.
  3. Stay away from downed power lines, which can energize the ground up to 35 feet away. If a power line is down near or comes into contact with the school bus, stay on the bus and report it to NV Energy at (702) 402-2900.
  4. Never walk behind the bus and always stay in clear view of the bus driver.
  5. Share the road with school buses. Motorists should never pass a bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
  6. Don't double park near a school. It blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.

NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually. NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via

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For further information: Acamea Deadwiler, NV Energy 702-402-5222