THE FACTS ABOUT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Pedestrian Fatalities in Nevada


58

of our friends and family members died in pedestrian crashes last year. And state and local law enforcement agencies say this year is on track for even more. The numbers keep going up.


How many people died in pedestrian crashes the last four years: 2009: 36. 2010: 40. 2011: 43. 2012: 58.

Between 2007 and 2011, 227 pedestrians lost their lives and 881 were seriously injured on Nevada roadways.


= 10 pedestrians who lost their lives
= 10 seriously injured pedestrians

The tragedy of our pedestrian safety problem is that these incidents are preventable. We’re in this together, so look out for each other and get on the road to Zero Fatalities.


Know the Law

Must exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian at all times.

Must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

Must yield at all times to a blind person using a white cane or service animal.

Must stop or slow down before passing another vehicle stopped in a travel lane until the driver has determined whether that vehicle has stopped for a pedestrian.

Must, in the presence of a school crossing guard, wait for all persons including the guard to completely clear the road before proceeding.

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

Must use the sidewalk and the nearest crosswalk, pedestrian bridge or tunnel when possible.

Must obey official traffic-control devices.

Must stay in the right-hand half of the crosswalk whenever practical.

Must walk on the left side of the street facing traffic if no sidewalk is available.

Must not suddenly walk into the path of a vehicle so that it is impossible for the vehicle to yield.

May not cross an intersection diagonally unless the intersection is specifically designed for this.

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



Understanding Signals

STEADY HAND means do not enter the intersection.

FLASHING HAND means do not enter but those in the crosswalk may finish.

WALKING PERSON means you may enter if it is safe. Look left, right, and left again.


What you can do

Now more than ever, we need to work together to reverse the trend of pedestrian tragedies. To share the streets responsibly, please remember these guidelines and tips:

Slow down! Stop on red, and look right before turning on green.

Be alert and make eye contact with pedestrians.

Look for pedestrians, expect to see them at corners and marked mid-block crossings, and stop for them when they cross the street.

Don’t pass a car stopped for pedestrians—it’s against the law!

When you’re crossing a street, make eye contact with drivers. Make sure they know you’re there.

Obey signs and signals.

Look left, right, and left again when crossing. Keep looking as you cross.

Never allow children under age 10 to cross streets alone.

Be noticed. Wear bright clothing or reflective materials at night.



NEVADA'S SAFETY CAMPAIGNS
  • Nevada Rider: Motorcycle Safety Program
  • Ice & Snow: Take It Slow
  • Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving: Designate a Sober Driver
  • Click It or Ticket: Day & Night
  • One Text or Call Could Wreck It All
  • SWAP NV: Safe Walking And Pedaling
  • Badge on Board

  • CONNECT WITH US:
  • SELECT A STATE:
  • Zero Fatalities National Portal
  • Zero Fatalities Nevada Website
  • Zero Fatalities Arizona Website
  • Zero Fatalities utah Website