April 4 was National Walking Day, but the simple act of walking comes with a big caveat of caution in the Las Vegas Valley. Pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas were up 80 percent in 2012, according to Metro police officials.
Pedestrians can be very hard to see, and can seem to come out of nowhere — especially in bad weather or at night. Keep a lookout and slow down if you can’t see clearly.
When entering a crosswalk area, drive slowly and be prepared to stop.
Stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk, even if it is not marked. When you stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, stop well back so that drivers in the other lanes can also see the pedestrian in time to stop.
Do not overtake and pass other vehicles stopped for pedestrians.
When you are turning, you often will have to wait for a “gap” in traffic. Beware that while you are watching for that “gap,” pedestrians may have moved into your intended path.
Be especially attentive around schools and in neighborhoods where children are active.
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Safety tips for Las Vegas pedestrians and driversApril 10, 2013Cyma Saeedhttp://blog.allstate.com/las-vegas-among-10-most-dangerous-cities-for-pedestrians/April 4 was National Walking Day, but the simple act of walking comes with a big caveat of caution in the Las Vegas Valley. Pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas were up 80 percent in 2012, according to Metro police officials. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is doing its part to monitor traffic at…http://blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Pedestrians.jpgAllstateSafety tips for Las Vegas pedestrians and drivers