With Halloween just a day away, the Vulnerable Road Users Project UNLV, part of the Transportation Research Center at UNLV, kicked off their 2nd Annual Dusk to Dawn Crosswalk Safety Program in partnership with RTC of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County School District Police Department, and Nevada Department of Public Safety.
The majority of Nevada’s pedestrian fatalities occur between dusk and dawn, which is why Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is sponsoring the crosswalk safety program by providing reflective wrist bands (slap bands), that will be distributed out of 70 local convenience stores, so that wearers will be more visible to motorists at night time.
Las Vegas Pedestrian Fatality Stats
On the night of October 28, our Las Vegas community experienced its 52nd pedestrian fatality of the year, which is one fatality over last year’s record high of 51.
“Our hearts go out to the family who lost their loved one on October 28, and to many others due to crosswalk accidents. We are hopeful that the awareness resulting from this campaign, will help to make our crosswalks safer, and save lives. We remain grateful for the hard work of many of our community partners who are committed to public safety, including UNLV, UMC, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Clark County School District Police Department, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, the City of North Las Vegas, the RTS, and Community Ambulance.”—Glen Lerner
Photos from the 2nd Annual Dusk 2 Dawn Crosswalk Safety Program: