New laws proposed to improve pedestrian safety
It's been a deadly year for pedestrians on Las Vegas-area roadways, and one local group is taking the fight to change that to a new level. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's been a deadly year for pedestrians on Las Vegas-area roadways, and one local group is taking the fight to change that to a new level.
Erin Breen with the Safe Community Partnership joined Action News to talk about proposed changes to the law could improve pedestrian safety.
Breen says the existing laws aren't clear, and new laws need to be passed.
"The big change is to clarify when a pedestrian can and cannot legally cross the street," Breen said.
Other proposed changes address crosswalk stops, yielding, penalties and walk / don't walk signs.
She says the group has looked at both education and legislation as pedestrian safety has become a growing concern in the Valley.
"This is our wish list for what needs to be changed to help protect pedestrians on our streets," Breen said.