- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol is cracking down on a law meant to protect bicycle riders from drivers.

KSNV-TV in Las Vegas says NHP officials said Friday that plain-clothes troopers will start patrolling the streets to enforce the state’s “Three-Feet” law.

Under the law, drivers must maintain a minimum distance of 3 feet from a rider.

Drivers in the right lane with a cyclist directly to their right should change to the left lane if it is open.

Trooper Loy Hixon says the rule applies to any part of the motor, including side mirrors.

According to the NHP, eight riders so far have died in bike-vehicle collisions this year, a dramatic increase from two in 2014.


Information from: KSNV-TV, https://www.mynews3.com/index.php

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