It seems lately that there have been numerous pedestrian accidents in and around the Strip and an annual report came out last week claiming that Las Vegas ranked number six on the list of most dangerous metropolitan areas in the nation for pedestrians. Among metropolitan areas with more than 1 million residents, Las Vegas ranked second on the list, falling only behind Riverside.
The report indicates that major arterial routes such as Tropicana Avenue, Flamingo Road and Sahara Avenue have the highest concentration of fatalities but Boulder Highway and Lake Mead are also major trouble areas.
Pedestrian safety has been a focus area for government officials and the Nevada Department of Transportation, and with 541 pedestrians killed in Las Vegas over the last ten years, it is easy to see why.
The full article can be found here: Report: Las Vegas 6th most dangerous metro area for pedestrians
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