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Leprechaun safety tested in Las Vegas

3 years ago Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:27:10 AM CDT March 13, 2012 Tuesday, March 13 2012 Mar 13, 2012 in News
Source: Assocated Press

LAS VEGAS - Police officers dressed in leprechaun costumes will be leaping up and down the Las Vegas Strip. They will be crossing streets to test drivers to determine whether they yield for pedestrians. Officers, not dressed as leprechauns, will be nearby to write tickets to drivers who don't stop for the green-clad pedestrians. Fines can run $190 and up. Pedestrians will also be ticketed for trying their luck by crossing streets outside of a crosswalk. Pedestrian deaths are up 50% in Clark County which includes Las Vegas. Last November, police dressed in Santa costumes and patrolled the Strip to test drivers.

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