When can I begin to cross?
A white "walk" or walking pedestrian symbol means you may begin crossing. Watch out for turning vehicles and motorists that may be running the red light. This is the only time when pedestrians should enter the street or begin crossing
What does a flashing "upraised hand symbol" mean?
This means that you cannot begin crossing. If you are already in the street when the signal starts to flash, finish crossing the street at a normal walking speed. The flashing symbol is timed to allow you to safely complete your crossing.
When should I not cross?
When the steady orange/red "Don’t Walk" or upraised hand symbol appears, there should be no pedestrians in the crosswalk. The cross traffic will get a green signal within seconds.
Why won't the City of North Las Vegas Put Up "Children at Play" Signs?
The City of North Las Vegas does not install "Children at Play" signs for several reasons:
- Warning signs are designed to advise motorists of an unusual or unexpected physical roadway or traffic condition ahead. Under Nevada law, warning signs must comply with the standards in the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. "Children at Play" is not a sign recognized in the manual.
- "Children at Play" signs could have the adverse effect of encouraging play in streets.
- A sign that encourages parents and children to believe that they have an added degree of protection creates a false sense of security that could lead to unsafe behavior.
Where are the City's official truck routes and when must they be used?