LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) beginning August 7, through August 14, 2017, along with other law enforcement agencies statewide will be Joining Forces, giving out tickets 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 cars that are stopped for pedestrians.
Pedestrian safety is the responsibility of both the person walking and the person driving the car. 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 tourist.
“The Nevada Highway Patrol will be Joining Forces with local agencies to deter violations by both pedestrians and motorists in areas where heavy pedestrian and motor traffic occur,” said NHP Trooper Jason Buratczuk. “Both pedestrians and motorists need to watch out for each other on the roadways. If they don’t, the Nevada Highway Patrol will,” emphasized Trooper Buratczuk.