Reno police give 102 citations in pedestrian safety operations

Pedestrian safety graphic by MGN.
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RENO, NV (KOLO)-- The Reno Police Department conducted two pedestrian safety enforcements in the last week, focusing on the midtown, downtown and university areas.

The RPD Traffic Division officers looked for violations by both drivers and pedestrians, saying in a Thursday statement those areas have the most pedestrian accidents.

Police issued 102 citations, gave 62 warnings and arrested one person.

Police noted pedestrians must 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 vehicles that are stopped for pedestrians.

The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety provided the grant to pay for the operation.

More information for pedestrians and drivers at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com/pedestrian.


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