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Pedestrian accidents have risen dramatically across the country

Accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians are on the rise in Nevada cities. According to records, pedestrian fatalities have risen sharply in recent years and are at an all time high across the United States. Many factors have contributed to the rise in pedestrian accidents, and some of the most common involve cell phone usage and distracted drivers. Visibility also plays a role in these accidents, as roughly 75 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents happen at night. To prevent accidents, both drivers and pedestrians should avoid distractions and remained focused at all times.

Auto-pedestrian accidents: The tragedies of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and also one of the most famous cities in the world. The most iconic and well-recognized features of this beautiful city are the bright lights of the Strip, which offer picturesque views especially at night. Visitors from all over the world come to the city for the experience of walking down the strip while sampling the first-class entertainment that is so abundant here. However, with the increased foot traffic also comes the increased risk for auto-pedestrian accidents. Accidents involving pedestrians have been steadily increasing every year in Las Vegas.

Auto-pedestrian accidents continue to increase in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is quickly becoming one of the largest cities in the United States. The city has grown exponentially in recent years as more and more people move here to experience the world-class entertainment and abundant economic opportunities that are now available. This means city sidewalks are crowded with pedestrian traffic, while city streets are congested with vehicular traffic. With pedestrians and vehicles in such close proximity, it's only a matter of time before auto-pedestrian accidents happen.

Auto-pedestrian accidents: Las Vegas man dies after being struck

As cities throughout Nevada become more and more crowded, pedestrians and motorists need to be extra cautious and always pay attention to their surroundings. Unfortunately, distracted or impaired drivers in such close proximity to pedestrians means auto\-pedestrian accidents become almost inevitable. These types of accidents frequently result in very serious injuries or death, since those traveling on foot are completely exposed.

Pedestrian accidents are increasing across Nevada

A reason why Nevada cities are in the midst of a population boom is the warm, comfortable climate. Even during the colder months, the warm climate in Nevada enables residents to enjoy a host of outdoor activities such as walking, running or biking. Those that live in and around cities often choose walking as a primary source of transportation. Walking is not only economical, but has many health benefits. Unfortunately, walking along congested city streets can also be very dangerous as pedestrian accidents are rising across the state.

As populations rise, so do pedestrian accidents

As more and more people move to Nevada to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that abound, populations are dramatically increasing in cities all across the state. In direct correlation, pedestrian accidents have also increased over the last few years. These type of accidents often have deadly outcomes, since pedestrians are totally exposed to the elements. Now more than ever, those that travel by vehicle or on foot need to remain focused and pay attention to their surroundings at all times.

Auto-pedestrian accidents can also happen in parking lots

More and more people are flocking to the great state of Nevada to take advantage of the many wonderful things that the state has to offer. A booming economy, great night life and an abundance of outdoor activities are just a few of the opportunities that await those that decide to take up residence here. Cities in Nevada are becoming increasingly crowded with foot traffic, as walking is a healthy source of transportation and recreation. Parking lots are not often thought of as dangerous locations when one thinks of auto\-pedestrian accidents. However, more pedestrians are injured in parking lots than most people realize.

Impaired or distracted drivers contribute to pedestrian accidents

Sidewalks along Nevada city streets these days are bustling with foot traffic. These city streets are usually congested with vehicular traffic as well. With pedestrians and automobiles in such close proximity, pedestrian accidents become almost inevitable. With the rise of smart phones, GPS navigation systems and other gadgets, modern drivers can quickly become distracted and take their focus off of the road. Distracted drivers only increase the odds of pedestrian and vehicle encounters.

Pedestrian accidents may increase during the holidays

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, more and more people will be present along Nevada city streets as they visit stores and shops in search of gifts for family and friends. This increase in foot traffic can mean an increased risk for pedestrian accidents. Low light conditions typical of this time of year can also contribute to accidents since pedestrians may be harder for motorists to see. Tragically, accidents involving pedestrians can quickly turn fatal since pedestrians are totally exposed and unprotected.

Fatal pedestrian accidents in Nevada could reach record highs

Going for a walk or run near crowded city streets can be a dangerous activity. Roadways are becoming more congested as populations increase in Nevada cities. This means there is a greater risk for accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians. Despite laws and needed improvements in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure throughout the state, pedestrian accidents are on the rise.

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