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Las Vegas Nevada – A Dangerous Place for Pedestrians Including Children

By Jonathan C. Reed, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Las Vegas is well known for gambling, bright lights, Wayne Newton, and show girls. It also has been listed as one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians. According to a national study, Las Vegas is listed as the sixth most dangerous metropolitan area for pedestrians. Over 400 pedestrians have died between the time period of 2000 and 2009. The study was completed by Transportation for America which is an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Statistics are collected and analyzed but it should be pointed out that a pedestrian is at risk in almost every city and town in the United States. While drivers should yield to pedestrians and bicyclists, many motorists are in a hurry to the destination and / or are distracted by mobile phones, texting, eating, and other activities that can make it dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists in or near the roadways. See Las Vegas, Nevada – 6th Most Dangerous Metro Area for Pedestrians.