University Police Services Receives State Grant to Improve Traffic and Pedestrian Safety at UNLV, CSN
The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety recently awarded a $12,500 grant to the Nevada System of Higher Education’s University Police Services – Southern Command to improve traffic and pedestrian safety around the campuses of UNLV and CSN.
The grant will fund a yearlong information and awareness campaign to educate area residents, particularly university and college faculty, staff, and students, about the dangers of distractions while using public roadways.
Through enforcement events, community engagement activities, and informational materials, the campaign is designed to help reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities and pedestrian/vehicle traffic violations around Southern Nevada’s college campuses. “With infrastructure enhancements along the Maryland Parkway corridor, more pedestrians than ever before are traversing the roadways around UNLV,” said Adam Garcia, Associate Vice President and Director of University Police Services. “Pedestrian safety is a priority, and this grant will support our continuing efforts to enhance the safety of drivers and pedestrians at all of our Southern Nevada campuses.”
The campaign will include a collaboration with local agencies and emergency responders and focus on removing distractions for both drivers and pedestrians around roadways, education on right of way regulations and the dangers of texting while driving, and general traffic safety practices.
University Police Services enforces traffic safety laws year-round at Southern Nevada’s college campuses as part of its commitment to reduce accidents and save lives. To learn more about the division’s safety initiatives, tips and tools, visit updsouth.nevada.edu.