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Pedestrian Safety Efforts Launch in Advance of Summer

posted Jun 5, 2017, 10:18 AM by Kimberly Otero

Pedestrian Safety Urged by Mesquite Police Department as Summer Begins

 Mesquite, NV – As the 2017 school session ends and summer begins, law enforcement agencies statewide are Joining Forces to urge motorists to be pedestrian aware and share the streets responsibly. In an effort to stop pedestrian fatalities, agencies aligned with Joining Forces will focus on enforcing pedestrian safety guidelines June 1 – 9, 2017.

 Hundreds of Nevadans have lost their lives over the years and according to the Fatalities Analysis Reporting System (FARS), there were 78 pedestrian fatalities in Nevada in 2016. State and local law enforcements agencies are working to decrease that number with pedestrian safety laws, which include: established safety zones in areas determined to be dangerous for pedestrians, the requirement of vehicles making a permissive turn on a green light to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in the crosswalk and finally, the prohibiting of U-turns in an active school zone.

Motorists should not be distracted, make eye contact, share the road and watch for pedestrians.

For resources and safety tips for both drivers and pedestrians, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com/be-pedestrian-safe.

 For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide traffic safety programs, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com. Follow Zero Fatalities Nevada on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and @ZeroFatalitiesNV on Instagram.  

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