RENO, Nev. – On Wednesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Nevada, Reno Police Services will conduct a Pedestrian Safety Event targeting crosswalks with high-traffic volume. Officers will focus their efforts on drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, drivers who pass vehicles stopped for pedestrians and pedestrians who fail to use a crosswalk to safely cross the street. The goal of this event is to educate drivers and pedestrians to be more aware of their surroundings on the roadway.
This effort is done in conjunction with the statewide campaign known as “Pedestrians Can Walk Safely” and was made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.
Police Services would also like to remind pedestrians, bicyclists and skateboarders to use caution, stay aware of your surroundings and obey laws related to crosswalks, bicycles and skateboards.
This is the second month University Police have increased enforcement, and in February, the University hosted a Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Forum for both the campus community and the community at-large. The public forum allowed for discussion of laws, problem areas and what local agencies are doing to promote safety on the University campus and its surrounding community.
For more information, go to www.unr.edu/police.
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Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of 18,000 students and is ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. With outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties and with one of the nation’s largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.
University of Nevada, Reno Police Services
University of Nevada, Reno/250
Reno, NV 89557