Courtesy Nevada Highway Patrol
Beginning August 7th, through August 14th, 2017, law enforcement statewide will be Joining Forces issuing citations to pedestrians and motorists who are breaking traffic safety laws. Nevada state law requires pedestrians to use sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian bridges and obey all traffic-control signs and signals. If there is no sidewalk pedestrians must walk on the left side of the street, facing traffic. For motorists, they must yield to pedestrians and avoid passing vehicles that are stopped for pedestrians.
Pedestrian safety is the responsibility of both the pedestrian and the motorist. Both cause crashes! Nevada consistently ranks among the 10 worst states for pedestrian fatalities. Nearly 90 percent of pedestrian and drivers involved in fatal crashes are local residents, not tourists! (NHTSA and UNLV TRC)
Pedestrian safety is everyone’s responsibility, Drivers need to be on the lookout for pedestrians and pedestrians should be on the lookout for vehicles.
More information about the law and safe behaviors for both pedestrians and drivers is available on the Zero Fatalities website at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com/pedestrian.