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Watch out for Santa's crossing Vegas streets

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Officer in a Santa suit crossing the street Officer in a Santa suit crossing the street
In November, Las Vegas police officers donned turkey suits in a similar crosswalk event. (FOX5) In November, Las Vegas police officers donned turkey suits in a similar crosswalk event. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Police officers Tuesday won't make it too hard for motorists to see them cross streets.

Authorities will don red Santa suits to make sure drivers adhere to pedestrian safety rules and allow these Jolly Old foot movers to cross the street.

The operation setup by Las Vegas Metro police's traffic safety bureau is the recent crosswalk event in which officers remind drivers safety rules when it comes to crosswalks.

Last month, Metro officers donned turkey suits while crossing crosswalks as part of a campaign leading up to Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately, the events are in response to the rash of deadly automobile-pedestrian collisions that has run rampant over the fall months.

Metro police have scheduled the crosswalk events from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Nellis Boulevard and Cedar Avenue and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Charleston Boulevard and 11th Street, just west of Maryland Parkway.

The safety event will not only observe driver behaviors. Pedestrians will be watched for compliance to rules including crossing streets outside of crosswalks.

The starting fine for pedestrian violations is $190 plus court costs, Metro says.

Do events like these convince you that much is being done to keep pedestrians safe? What do you think?

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