- 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

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide