Police target pedestrians, drivers in safety campaign

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RENO, NV (KOLO)-- A Reno Police Department pedestrian safety operation Wednesday night led to 33 citations, 16 warnings and two arrests of pedestrians and drivers, police said.

One arrest was for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said four officers and one sergeant focused on areas in Reno that have had the highest concentration of pedestrian accidents. Police focused on both drivers and pedestrians. Sixteen of the citations went to pedestrians and 17 went to drivers, police said.

Nevada law requires pedestrians to use sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian bridges and obey traffic signs and signals. Drivers must yield to pedestrians and avoid passing vehicles stopped for pedestrians.

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

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