1 Pedestrians Children are Not Small Adults! Children enjoy walking, riding bikes and playing outside. They can understand basic Safety rules but pedestrian Safety is the responsibility of both the they don't have the judgment to cope with Traffic pedestrian and the motorist. Both cause crashes! until at least age 10. Some points to keep in mind: Nevada consistently ranks among the 10 worst Children assume that if they see the driver, the states for pedestrian fatalities. Nearly 90 percent of driver sees them. Pedestrians and drivers involved in fatal crashes are They can't judge speed and think cars can stop local residents, not visitors! instantly. (NHTSA and UNLV TRC). They are shorter than adults and can't see over Crosswalks cars, bushes and other objects. A crosswalk exists at any intersection, whether there They often act before thinking and may not do are pavement markings or not.
2 (NRS ) what parents or drivers expect. Drivers Must exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian at all times. (NRS ). Must yield to Pedestrians in crosswalks. (NRS ). Must yield at all times to a blind person using a white cane or service animal. (NRS ). Must stop or slow down before passing another vehicle stopped in a travel lane until the driver has determined whether that vehicle has stopped for a Safe Walking leads pedestrian . (NRS ) Safe Cycling leads Safe Driving! Must, in the presence of a school crossing guard, wait for all persons including the guard to com- pletely clear the road before proceeding. Safety Tips for Walkers (NRS ) Walk on the Sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you have to walk in the road, walk on the left Pedestrians facing Traffic .
3 Must use the sidewalk and the nearest crosswalk, pedestrian bridge or tunnel when possible. Cross at Intersections. Most people are hit by cars when they cross the road at places other than Must obey official Traffic -control devices. intersections. Walk the extra distance! Use marked Must stay in the right-hand half of the crosswalk crosswalks and obey the signals. whenever practicable. Look Left, Right and Left Again. Stop at the Must walk on the left side of the street facing traf- curb and look left, right and left again for traf- fic if no sidewalk is available. fic. Stopping at the curb signals drivers that you Must not suddenly walk into the path of a vehicle intend to cross. so that it is impossible for the vehicle to yield. See and Be Seen May not cross an intersection diagonally unless the Drivers need to see you to avoid you.
4 Intersection is specifically designed for this. Stay out of the driver's blind spot. (NRS through ) Make eye contact with drivers. Wear bright clothing even during the day and Signals g reflective clothing at night. STEADY HAND means do not Carry a flashlight when walking in the dark. enter the intersection. FLASHING HAND means Nevada department of motor Vehicles do not enter but those in the Nevada department of Transportation | crosswalk may finish. WALKING PERSON means you may enter if it is safe. Look left, right and left again.