Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Wearing a lapel ribbon in “traffic safety orange,” Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager noted the impending presence of hundreds of thousands of kids on the road, as school resumes next week. Brager issued a bit of advice to everyone on the road.
“We want to give pedestrians a break, literally,” said Brager. “Watch where you’re driving, slow down. For the pedestrians — with cell phones and all we have going on in society, don’t text and walk.”
Brager says the subject of pedestrian safety is personal for her, because she was hit by a drunk driver when she was 19 years old. With both legs and her pelvis broke, she spent months in a body cast.
Brager appeared with Chief of UMC’s Trauma Center, Dr. John Fildes, who said more than half of pedestrians who are struck by vehicles die at the scene. The remainder have long, and difficult recoveries.