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  • July 27, 2016
  • PCI Editorial: Distracted walking another hazard on busy Vegas streets
  • Published by: Las Vegas Review-Herald (Nevada)  on 7/17
    Written By: Mark Sekton, Vice President of State Affairs in the Review Journal

    A recent poll found that Americans view Las Vegas as very walkable cities, but also one where you are likely to witness a high number of distracted pedestrians — people walking while using a cellphone or other electronic device. PCI’s Vice President State Government Relations Mark Sektnan wrote that the Las Vegas-Henderson area already contends with traffic tie-ups, construction, poor road conditions and distracted, drivers. The increase in pedestrians glued to smartphones puts themselves as well as motorists in greater danger. All of these conditions are contributing to a recent surge in auto accidents and injuries, he said. Read More



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