Fool In The Crosswalk 2024

Fool in the Crosswalk: Advocating for Pedestrian Safety in Las Vegas

On April 2, 2024, the Road Equity Alliance Project proudly hosted the annual “Fool in the Crosswalk” event, a critical initiative aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety and raising awareness about the risks pedestrians face daily. This event, building on last year's success, brought together community members, local authorities, and safety advocates in a united effort to make Las Vegas streets safer for everyone.

A Day of Awareness and Action

This year’s event, held at the intersection of Mountains Edge Pkwy and Marine St. (adjacent to Gunderson Middle School), was designed to educate both pedestrians and drivers about the importance of crosswalk safety. Office Keith Habig, dressed as a court jester to capture attention and underscore the day's theme. He engaged with passersby, giving safety tips as he safely escorted them across Mountains Edge Pkwy.

Rising Pedestrian Fatalities: A Call to Action

The “Fool in the Crosswalk” event comes at a critical time. Las Vegas has seen a worrying rise in pedestrian fatalities, a trend that has left both locals and officials deeply concerned. All of Southern Nevada, has seen a significant increase in such incidents, prompting urgent calls for enhanced safety measures. This event served as a stark reminder of the dangers pedestrians face and the need for continuous community engagement and education.

Community Engagement and Support

The success of the “Fool in the Crosswalk” event was made possible through the collaboration of various community stakeholders. Local law enforcement, businesses, schools, and advocacy groups played a pivotal role in spreading the message and ensuring widespread participation. Their involvement highlights the collective responsibility we all share in creating safer streets.

Looking Forward

As we reflect on the impact of this year's event, it is clear that while progress has been made, there is still much work to be done. The Road Equity Alliance Project remains committed to its mission of reducing pedestrian fatalities and improving road safety through continued education, enforcement, and community outreach.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all participants, volunteers, and law enforcement officers who contributed to the success of the 2024 “Fool in the Crosswalk” event. Together, we can pave the way for a safer future for all Las Vegans.


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