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Pedestrian, Traffic Fatalities Prompting Meetings In Las Vegas

 A series of recent pedestrian and traffic fatalities in and around Las Vegas have police and academics planning meetings this week to talk about making streets safer for people on foot and in vehicles.

Las Vegas police are hosting a two-hour meeting of the Southern Nevada Traffic Safety Committee at noon Tuesday at police headquarters on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Alta Drive.

On Friday, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Safe Community Partnership will host a noon forum for road engineers, law enforcers, advocates, emergency medical personnel - and people who walk busy boulevards to and from bus stops.

Partnership Director Erin Breen counts eight deaths on the roads in Clark County in the last three weeks, including five pedestrians.

She notes that most accidents happen after dark.

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