NHP pedestrian safety crackdown results in 229 citations

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Nevada Highway Patrol did a pedestrian safety campaign from March 19 to March 31 and it resulted in drivers being stopped 251 times and troopers issued 229 citations.

Sixty citations were for cell phone violations and 54 were for speeding, the NHP said in a statement Wednesday.

The rest: 16 for pedestrian violations; 45 for drivers not stopping for pedestrians; 15 seat belt citations; 16 for driver license violations; 23 for registration violations; 10 for not having proof of insurance; one for failure to yield; two for driving on a suspended license; and nine for other citations.

The NHP reminded drivers to always watch for pedestrians and reminded pedestrians to cross roads at proper locations.

“Remember that glare and weather conditions can reduce visibility for drivers and make pedestrians harder to see,” the statement said.