What is the 3-foot rule?
A motorist is required to leave a 3-foot clearance when following a cyclist. Here are some critical Nevada traffic laws that when followed make everyone on the road safe. As Las Vegas accident attorneys, we often see accidents resulting from drivers ignoring these laws. In many cases, drivers aren’t even aware of some of these laws, which are increasingly overlooked.
- Motorists must yield the right of way to cyclists as they do to pedestrians.
- When passing a cyclist, motorists must move to the adjacent lane (left lane if possible). If not, the motorist must pass with at least a 3-foot gap.
- A motorist must yield right of way to a cyclist on a bicycle path or bike lane.
- A cyclist must ride on the right side of the roadway.
- A cyclist must obey all traffic signs and use hand signals for turns, and follow all traffic laws.
- Cyclists on their part should follow not only all traffic laws but also safe riding guidelines everytime they get on the road.
- Cyclists should always obey the law, wear a helmet, keep bikes well maintained, wear bright clothes, ride on the right side of the road, and ride at night with lights and reflectors.
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If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bicycle in the Las Vegas area, you should consult with our experienced personal injury lawyers today. We offer free consultations where we will offer you legal advice and legal representation based on the individual facts of your bicycle accident case.
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