Las Vegas is a Pedestrian City
As we all know, being a pedestrian in certain parts of Las Vegas can dangerous, but we’re also a city full of pedestrians – both residents and tourists. It’s a great way to get around, see the sights, and get some exercise. Yet all too frequently we hear of accidents involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. Adults and children who travel by foot or bike can be just as vulnerable as people in cars.
According to the CDC, “in the next 24 hours, on average, more than 460 people will be treated in an emergency department for traffic-related pedestrian injuries.1“
It’s critical that we learn how to stay safe both as pedestrians and as drivers. Here are a few tips:
• Only cross the street at a designated crosswalk. Never cross a busy street or highway doesn’t have a crosswalk or crosswalk signal.
• Watch out at busy intersections. Drivers frequently fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when turning, especially in rush hour traffic.
• When walking at night, always wear a piece of reflective clothing and/or carry a flashlight.
• Walk facing traffic if you are unable to walk on a sidewalk.