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 problem intersections with the Southern Nevada Traffic Task Force.
Pedestrians and drivers in the Vegas area can follow some simple tips to stay safe on the road.
To stay safe, keep the following NHTSA pedestrian safety tips in mind:
Drivers: Take Care
When you’re behind the wheel, some safety tips from the Highway Safety Research Center may help you avoid an accident involving a pedestrian.
Nationally, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration projects that more than 50,000 pedestrians will be involved in a traffic crash this year.