The Nevada Department of Public Safety will rely partly on the luck of the Irish to keep several crosswalks safe on Thursday, the Nevada Department of Public Safety said in a statement.
An officer will be dressed as a leprechaun again this year to raise awareness for pedestrian safety.
Police officers with the Clark County School District, Henderson and Nevada Highway Patrol will join together Thursday, beginning at 8 a.m. at Boulder Highway and Corn Avenue, where one of 12 pedestrian fatalities of Boulder Highway happened in 2015, the department said in a statement.
Boulder Highway was the worst stretch of road in Southern Nevada in 2015, accounting for 20 percent of pedestrian fatalities and 8 percent of overall road fatalities, the statement says.
The leprechaun will appear at 1 p.m. at a school crossing zone at Tropicana Avenue and Morris Street, the statement says.
Drivers who don’t yield to the leprechaun will have to deplete their pots of gold — by paying traffic tickets. St. Patrick’s Day is listed as one of the top five holiday’s for DUI fatalities, the release says.
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