Bicycle Injuries in Las Vegas with Vehicles

Bicycle accidentBicyclists on Nevada Raodways

After the economic crash of 2008, many people took to their bicycles to get around town. Bicycles are great exercise, they don’t need gas and there are no cab fees, but you should know the Nevada bicycle rights and laws in Las Vegas if you are going to ride.

Accordingly to the Nevada Department of Transportation, NDOT, bicyclists in Las Vegas must obey all traffic laws and flow with traffic, but the NDOT does not legally consider a bicycle a vehicle.

Nevada traffic-safety laws now include increased penalties for drivers who harm bicyclists. For the Rules of the Road and complete biking information, see the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. They will also instruct you how to file a police report, but if you have suffered from an accident, contact the Potter Law Firm.

The State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles provides these laws for cyclists.

1) Bicyclists must ride the same direction as the traffic flow.
2) Motorists must yield appropriately at intersections.
3) The motorist must pass with at least 3 feet of clearance or a bicyclist.
4) Motorists must yield the right-of-way to cyclists in a bike lane.
5) A cyclist is required to ride on the right side of the roadway.
6) A bicycle must be equipped with a white lamp on the front, visible from at least 500 feet.

Over 60 percent of bicycle accidents occur on the road. Motorists always be aware of bicyclists.