Safety campaign will target pedestrians and drivers

Pedestrian safety graphic by MGN.
Pedestrian safety graphic by MGN.(KOLO)
Published: Aug. 2, 2019 at 4:52 PM PDT
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A Joining Forces safety campaign will target unsafe pedestrians and drivers acting unsafely towards pedestrians from Monday through Aug. 16, the Nevada Highway Patrol said Friday.

The program will urge pedestrians and drivers to be aware of each other at all time.

The NHP and participating law enforcement agencies will issue citations to pedestrians and drivers who violate traffic safety laws.

“Between 2013 and 2017, 393 pedestrians lost their lives and 789 were seriously injured in pedestrian crashes on Nevada’s roadways,” the NHP said in a statement. “In an effort to reverse the trend of pedestrian injuries and deaths, Troopers will be looking for traffic offenses made by both drivers and pedestrians.”

More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at

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