(Las Vegas, NV) – Las Vegas Metro Police, Nevada Highway Patrol, and the Clark County School Police will be conducting a pedestrian enforcement detail at Desert Inn and Cameron in front of the school on Friday.
Officer Robert Mayer will give drivers every opportunity to see and yield to him, he’s dressed as a bright green leprechaun!
Officers will remain at the Desert Inn location until 11 am and at noon will move to Sahara and Los Verdes to continue looking for drivers who are not watching for those crossing streets properly and for those risking their lives crossing the street.
The model for this enforcement comes from Washington State, where officers determined, after losing three city employees in a crosswalk that their traditional pedestrian enforcement wasn’t working. The “out-of-the-box” thought was to help drivers understand the role they play in pedestrian safety, and acknowledges the “two-way-street” theory of pedestrian safety.
Fatalities and critical injuries rose sharply again in 2013, and reminding all road users of their responsibilities is the best proposition for stopping this deadly three-year trend; every opportunity to educate all road users can truly save lives if people only realize everyone is a pedestrian at some point, and everyone is in danger.