Las Vegas is a city with many visitors, many of whom choose to walk from location to location while they are on vacation. Unfortunately, many of these people don’t realize just how dangerous it can be when walking in areas shared with automobiles.
Recently, there has been a push among several organizations, including the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, to increase awareness in pedestrian safety and to make drivers more aware of the dangers of pedestrian interaction.
The cause for concern is understandable. There have been many well publicized incidents of pedestrian vs. vehicle accidents in the last several years in Las Vegas, many leading to catastrophic injuries and death for those involved. As of August of this year, there have been almost three dozen pedestrian fatalities, equaling nearly the amount of pedestrians killed in all of 2012.