Despite law, crashes claim 3 bicyclist’s lives in recent months


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In 2011, Nevada passed the Vulnerable User Law, which requires at least 3 feet of clearance between a bicycle and a motor vehicle.

As of 2020, 33 states have the same or similar law and some states like Pennsylvania have a 4-feet passing law.

In 8 states, there are general laws that say a motorist must pass at a “safe distance.”

Pennsylvania requires 4 feet when passing.

There have been at least 3 fatalities involving bicyclists in the Las Vegas area in recent months despite the law.

NOV 9: Bicyclist killed in crash near Paradise Road, Sahara Avenue

OCT. 26: Las Vegas police: Passenger intentionally hits bicyclist from moving minivan, both die

SEPT. 14: Intersection reopens after suspected DUI crash involving bicycle, vehicle

Here is more information about the law.


NDOT bicycling safety information

Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition

Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club

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