The Ped Safe program is part of the Transportation Research Center at UNLV, and we have been working on the pedestrian safety issue for a long time!!
It is startling how many lives are lost every year in Clark County when people crossing streets are hit by vehicles. In the 1990's and early 2000's we were always in the top ten for pedestrian fatalities per capita across the US; we in fact, were the top spot in 1999, another bad list to top.
There have been many positive steps taken to help people in cars and people on foot better co-exist, and from 2007 to 2011 our numbers were finally heading in the right direction. Then, in 2012 fatalities in Clark County jumped from 33 in 2011 to 42 in 2012, and more alarming, beginning in October, 2011, we had a terrible string of fatalities involving children. The children got the communities attention and we have been trying to keep the focus ever since.
On this web site you will find a lot of information you can use to help understand and/or teach about getting safely to your destination. There are videos, news stories, research, maps that show where injuries and fatalities have happened. There are tools for teaching everyone from kids to senior citizens,
There is a running total of the number of pedestrian fatalities in Clark County year to date on the cover page; please, today, right now, make a personal vow to do everything you can to make sure the number doesn't rise.
We are part of the Zero Fatalities project in Nevada, and receive the majority of our funding from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, part of the Department of Public Safety. The Zero Fatalities project aims to get Nevadans to understand the choices they make directly affects their ability to get home safely, without incident; it asks you the question "If Zero fatalities is the goal for your house, how can it not be the goal for the state?" Basically, how can we think it is okay for others to die on the road, as long as it isn't someone we love? The goal has to be zero.
And we are offering tools for you, your family members, friends, neighbors and business associates on this site to help them understand that after everything; Pedestrian Safety IS a Two-Way Street!
Please browse to find what you are looking for, and if you can't find it or need more information, feel free to Contact Us.