Las Vegas installs 800 safety messages to increase the safety of pedestrians

People visit a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Oct. 1 massive shooting in Las Vegas, Oct. 16, 2017.

(Associated Press)

The city of Las Vegas has bumped safety along the famous Strip, the installation of 800 steel poles between the street and the sidewalk in an attempt to increase the safety of pedestrians.

Clark County finished the project on Wednesday, installing the bollards at seven different locations between Tropicana Avenue and Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas Review-Journal. The county plans to add 7,500 more posts next year.

The messages can withstand a frontal impact of a 15,000 pound vehicle traveling 50 mph, the officials said.

First wave of safety messages placed along Las Vegas Clark County on Wednesday finished installing close to 800 steel poles between the street and the sidewalks along the Las Vegas Strip to increase pedestrian safety.

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The project comes as attacks on pedestrians have become a popular method of planned attacks all over the world.

On Oct. 31, a suspect later identified as Sayfullo Saipov, Uzbekistan-born resident of New Jersey, was accused of killing eight people in an ISIS-inspired attack after driving a truck through a bike path in New York City. Saipov pleaded not guilty in November and awaits further court proceedings.

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of an attack in Berlin, a Tunisian asylum-seeker, Anis Amri, hijacked a truck and drove it through a crowd of people at a christmas market, killing 12. Amri was killed by police four days later.

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