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Officers target drivers, pedestrians not following laws of the road

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Since pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, Las Vegas police said it's time to change things up.

They went on the lookout for any drivers or pedestrians not following the laws of the road on Friday.

Officers were stationed at Charleston and 8th, along with Bonanza and Wardell. Both locations have heavy traffic and schools nearby.

Police said in the last week of July, six pedestrians were killed on local roadways. They said the county is two pedestrians behind 2013.

In an effort to get back to being further behind last year, police hope Friday's event will get drivers and pedestrians to pay attention.

"I think a lot of the people when they're distracted especially, they are not really thinking about that. We are all in a hurry these days, and it's just a chance you can't afford to make," said Sgt. Don Evans.

Friday's enforcement was paid for by a state grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety and Office of Traffic Safety.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.