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Carson City Sheriff’s Office hosting pedestrian crosswalk operation Tuesday

Sgt. Scott McDaniel

The average weight of a motor vehicle is around 4,000 pounds. The average weight of a human being is about 185 pounds. The math is simple; when the two meet the results can be deadly.

In your travels this holiday season please remember that pedestrians have families too and we would like to see them enjoying this holiday season as much as anyone else. Drive with care and be aware of the traffic and pedestrians around you.

Because of the increase in car vs. pedestrian incidents lately, the Sheriff's Office will be hosting a pedestrian crosswalk operation on Tuesday.

If you are walking, wear lighter or brighter colored clothing and especially at night, something reflective. Carry a flashlight or other device that helps the motorist see you. Before crossing the street, make sure traffic sees you and is stopping before proceeding to the other side. Let's work together so that we can all enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.

On behalf of Sheriff Furlong, the deputies, staff, and auxiliary units of the Carson City Sheriff's Office wish you and yours a very happy holiday and a most prosperous new year.