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Nevada Highway Patrol Joins Forces To Put Brakes On Pedestrian Deaths

From June 3rd Through 18th, Joining Forces Will Issue Citations To Both Pedestrians And Drivers

June 06, 2019 - 2:18 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Highway Patrol and other Nevada law enforcement agencies participating in the Joining Forces program are urging pedestrians and drivers alike to be aware of each other at all times and share the road responsibly. From June 3rd through 18th, the Joining Forces law enforcement team will be issuing citations to both pedestrians and motorists who are violating traffic safety laws.

Between 2013 and 2017, 393 pedestrians lost their lives and 789 were seriously injured in pedestrian crashes on Nevada’s roadways. Nevada state law requires pedestrians to use sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian bridges and to obey all traffic control signs and signals. Motorists must yield to pedestrians and avoid passing vehicles that are stopped for pedestrians.

In an effort to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries, Troopers will be looking for traffic offenses made by drivers and pedestrians. The Nevada Highway Patrol remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through promoting safe pedestrian and motorist behavior. Whether you are in a vehicle or on foot, stay alert and safely share the road.