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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Sadly, we kill a lot of pedestrians in Clark County. In 2017, that number was the highest ever recorded in our city, at 78. So many things play a role in our issues! If every road user was more predictable we would all be safer, no matter what the mode of travel. Our primary service is to be a resource for the community. So, if this is an issue you want to learn more about, we have a program for you!  –More… 

 

BICYCLE and MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

The other “Vulnerable Road Users” in our community we work with are cyclists, both bicyclists and motorcyclists. In this case, we most often work with partners form RTC, Southern NV Bicycle Coalition or Nevada Rider, but we do offer education on the importance of safe cycling, and helmets!
Through our wonderful partners at NV DOT, we are able to offer –More…

 

SAFETY CLASSES

We offer a variety of classes. If you are here because you received a citation due to a pedestrian violation, as a driver or walker, we offer the class that allows you to have your fine dismissed and your points erased. Look at the top of the page and click on classes and chose what you need; we will make sure you get confirmation of your choice and look forward to seeing you! –More…

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Driver Responsibility to Cyclists

Law Enforcement Highlighting Driver Responsibility to Cyclists: Do You Know What the Law Says? Local law enforcement will gather tomorrow, 12/30/2020, to educate drivers about their obligation to cyclists on the street. Nevada has a law that requires, at minimum, drivers give cyclists three feet when passing; however, when able, the law says drivers are […]

We’re Looking for Photos and Thoughts…

We’re Looking for Photos and Thoughts About Walking and Biking While Home Hello all you Stay-Home-for-NV peeps! If you are venturing out, I am sure you have seen the number of people out walking and biking these days… (well not as much in Vegas right now, because it’s hotter, but next week again)! So, my […]

Save A Life Win A MacBook

Our Annual Save A Life, Win A MacBook Campaign Has Been Extended. New Deadline, May 1, 2020! In February, students in southern Nevada were invited to design and submit a poster for the annual chance to educate the community and potentially win a MacBook. The original due date for submissions through schools was yesterday; because […]

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About us

The Vulnerable Road Users Project is part of the Transportation Research Center at UNLV, and we have been working on the pedestrian safety issue for a long time!!

It is startling how many lives are lost every year in Clark County when people crossing streets are hit by vehicles. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s we were always in the top ten for pedestrian fatalities per capita across the US; we in fact, were the top spot in 1999, another bad list to top.

On this web site you will find a lot of information you can use to help understand and/or teach about getting safely to your destination. There are videos, news stories, research, maps that show where injuries and fatalities have happened. There are tools for teaching everyone from kids to senior citizens,

Please browse to find what you are looking for, and if you can’t find it or need more information, feel free to Contact Us.

Check Out Our Classes On Pedestrian Safety and Child Safety Seat Training

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Pedestrian Statistics

1 Of 10 Pedestrians Will Die in 20 MPH Crashes
1
9 Of 10 Pedestrians Will Die in 40 MPH Crashes
9
Lives Lost In 2017! TEN Were On the Sidewalk!
78
The Number of Yards it Takes To See a Pedestrian When Traveling 40 MPH
100