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New school zone safety laws going into effect in Nevada

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A sign indicates a crosswalk in a school zone near a Las Vegas-area school. (File/FOX5) A sign indicates a crosswalk in a school zone near a Las Vegas-area school. (File/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

New school zone safety laws are going into effect in Nevada to try go cut down on injuries to children during the rushes when drivers to drop students off and pick them up.

U-turns are out beginning Thursday in school zones and school crossing zones, and passing other vehicles is prohibited.

Erin Breen is director of the Vulnerable Road Users Project at UNLV. She says the state Legislature passed the new laws by earlier this year to to help reduce the number of vehicle-pedestrian accidents.

She says that so far this year, 30 pedestrians have been killed on Clark County streets.

School zones are near school campuses.

School crossing zones are streets that children have to cross to get there.

The Clark County School District has more than 320,000 students.

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