Police enforce crosswalk violations in North Las Vegas

Molly Waldron

Police enforce crosswalk violations in North Las Vegas

CREATED Aug. 23, 2012

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Crosswalk safety is especially important as the start of the new school year approaches.

On Thursday, North Las Vegas police were reminding drivers to stop for pedestrians.

"School is starting Monday," Sgt. Terrence McAllister said. "You need to be more aware of kids going to and from school." 

Dressed in plain clothes, Sgt. McAllister stepped into a number of crosswalks.

"One of the things we did was select multiple locations throughout the valley to create awareness in all parts of the town," Sgt. McAllister said. 

Signs were posted warning drivers of the pedestrian safety enforcement event, but Sgt. McAllister said there were still more than two dozen drivers who failed to stop.

Josami Cardoso walks through the neighborhood on a regular basis, and says drivers need to be more careful.

"There will be women with like little children, 2 years old, and nobody wants to stop. It's like when they walk they could get hit at any time," Cardoso said.

She says just yesterday, she had a close call at the crosswalk at Lake Mead and Bassler.

"He just flew right by and almost hit my stomach, and I was like 'Oh no!" Cardoso said.

Overall, North Las Vegas police say drivers were good on Thursday. Some only received a warning, but less-fortunate drivers getting tickets faced fines around $300.

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