There are so many Las Vegas car accidents and it’s getting downright scary.
A few years back, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) seemed to be on a mission to educate drivers about paying attention to their surroundings when they drive. At times, their anger even came through when discussing the many accidents.
It seemed that each time you turned on the TV or read a newspaper, someone from the Las Vegas Police Department was sending a message to the public, in particular drivers, warning them to be careful.
Then it started to shift.
It started to dawn on authorities and became clear to some that, many times, the pedestrians were at fault.
They don’t pay attention.
Have you noticed pedestrians walking and not paying any attention to anything, other than maybe their cell phone?
I have and, personally, I am amazed at the lack of awareness.
I grew up in New York and, on a daily basis, we were exposed to lots of traffic.
From a young age, we were taught to look both ways and it became second nature, like locking your doors.
To this day, I NEVER cross a street without turning my head to look and see if a car is coming – evening if I have a green walk sign and even if I am on a street that does not appear to be busy.
Somehow, someway, many people in Las Vegas just don’t get it.
It’s almost expected that tourists will not pay attention. After all, they are on vacation. Some may be drunk, or otherwise impaired, or they may even be a bit “bedazzled” by all the bright lights.
Just drive on the Las Vegas Strip on a Saturday night and watch the throngs of people walking without even looking.
Again, that’s expected.
But the people of Las Vegas that live here – that’s a different story.
They just walk. They cross in the middle of the street. They walk in the middle of parking lots, instead of the towards the side, and many never even turn around. Not even once.
They just walk and they should know better.
Avoid being a statistic and pay attention to your surroundings.