Share the Road campaign focuses on bicycle safety
March 25, 2014
The Department of Public Safety/Nevada Highway Patrol, along with the Nevada Department of Transportation and Regional Transportation Commission are beginning the Share the Road campaign in Northern Nevada.
Share the Road advises motorists of the laws pertaining to sharing the road with bicyclists.
Nevada Revised Statue 484B.270 relates to vehicles, bicycles and electric bicycles and the drivers duty of due care; additional penalty of driver is proximate cause of collision with person riding bicycle.
It’s the Law: (a) if there is more than one lane for traffic proceeding in the same direction, move the vehicle to the lane to the immediate left, if the lane is available and moving into the lane is reasonably safe. (b) if there is only one lane for traffic proceeding in the same direction, pass to the left of the bicycle or electric bicycle at a safe distance, which must be not less than 3 feet between any portion of the vehicle and the bicycle or electric, and shall mot move again to the right side of the highway until the vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle or electric bicycle.
Nevada is currently ranked 20th out of the 50 states as related to the five categories of bicycle safety, the categories include Legislation and enforcement, Policies and Programs, Infrastructure and funding, Education and Encouragement and Evaluation and Planning.