WATCH OUT FOR EACH OTHER

In 2018, there were 79 pedestrian fatalities in Nevada. Both pedestrians and drivers need to watch out for each other.

Source: Nevada Traffic Safety Crash Facts

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Know The Facts

The majority of pedestrian fatalities occur between intersections (mid-block).
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63% OF PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES OCCUR WHERE THERE IS NO CROSSWALK.
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76% of pedestrian fatalities occur after dark.
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THURSDAY AND SATURDAY ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS DAYS FOR PEDESTRIANS
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From 2014-2018, the number of pedestrian fatalities and fatal crashes generally increased.
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Improperly crossing, darting into the roadway, and failure to yield are actions that contribute to pedestrian fatalities.
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Many pedestrian fatalities are also linked to alcohol or drug impairment.
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Male pedestrians (46-55) are more likely than anyone else to be killed or seriously injured on Nevada’s roadways.
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Know The Law - Drivers

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Crosswalks exist at any intersection, whether there are markings or not.

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Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

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Drivers must stop or slow down before passing another vehicle, until you have determined whether that vehicle has stopped for a pedestrian.

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In the presence of a school crossing guard, drivers must wait for all persons to clear the road before proceeding.

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Drivers must yield to a blind person using a cane or service animal.

When flashing, a vehicle is allowed to enter an intersection only to make the turn indicated by the arrow, but the driver must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

Know The Law - Pedestrians

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Pedestrians must obey all traffic-control devices and signals.

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Pedestrians must walk on the left side of the street facing traffic, if no sidewalk is available.

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Pedestrians must not cross an intersection diagonally, unless the intersection is specifically designed for this.

HELP SAVE A LIFE - Drivers

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Drive alert

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Drive sober

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Don’t pass stopped cars

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Slow down

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Follow signs and signals

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Avoid distractions like cell phones

HELP SAVE A LIFE - Pedestrians

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Make eye contact with drivers

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Avoid distractions like cell phones

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Look both ways before crossing

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Obey signs and signals

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Help children and teach them how to cross safely

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