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Pedestrian Safety Campaign leads to Numerous Citations by Reno Police

Post Date:09/11/2017 3:44 PM

On Friday September 8, 2017, officers with the Reno Police Department and UNR Police conducted a pedestrian safety campaign in downtown Reno, Mid-Town as well as UNR, which resulted in 49 people being issued citations related to pedestrian safety. The citations that were issued included drivers being cited for not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, distracted driving, and pedestrians being cited for jaywalking.

Reno Police want to remind community members, especially those traveling in the downtown area, of some basic traffic safety tips: 

  • Pedestrians are encouraged to cross streets in marked crosswalks, using traffic signals where available
  • Always look left, right, and left again before crossing a street, and keep watching as you cross.
  • Make eye contact with drivers when crossing busy streets, and wear bright colors or reflective clothing if you are walking near traffic at night.
  • Drivers are required to use due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian on or near a highway, street or road; at or near a bus stop or bench, shelter or transit stop for passengers, or in a school crossing zone with a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

This campaign is part of the Reno Police Department’s dedication and commitment to the safety of our citizens and the community through proactive engagement and enforcement. 

This campaign is funded by a pedestrian safety grant from the Nevada Department of Transportation Office of Traffic Safety. 

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