Las Vegas area law enforcement reminds everyone of crosswalk safety

everyone of crosswalk safety

Posted at 4:47 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 4:48 PM, May 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As the summer months start, local law enforcement agencies in Southern Nevada are reminding both drivers and pedestrians of safety protocols in regards to crosswalks.

Law Enforcement Reminds Drivers:
· Drivers may not turn right or left when there is a pedestrian in any of the lanes of travel in the direction they are turning.
· Drivers may not pass a stopped or slowing vehicle at an intersection, marked mid-block crosswalk or on a green signal, until they have determined why the other vehicles are not moving.
· Drivers must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk on the half of the road they are traveling, until the person walking is on the sidewalk or past the centerline.
· When the pedestrian is a crossing guard, drivers must yield both sides of the road until the guard in on the sidewalk.
· In an active school zone or crossing zone, it is unlawful to pass another vehicle, no matter the speed of the slowest driver.
· In the dark, most headlights do not give drivers enough notice to see people crossing the street, legally or not, in time to stop for them.

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