More Space! Keep It Safe, Nevada Initiative
The More Space! Keep It Safe, Nevada initiative is led by Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition (SNVBC) with support from community partners to raise awareness of Nevada’s 3-Feet passing law (NRS 484B.270) that went into effect on October 1, 2011. According to Nevada’s Division of Motor Vehicles, motorists passing a bicycle must move into an adjacent lane to the left, if possible. If not, the motorist must pass with at least three feet of space between the vehicle and the bicycle. Motorists may be charged with reckless driving if they are at-fault in any collision with a bicyclist or a pedestrian. Penalties include a driver license suspension. (NRS 484B.280) Nevada is one of 27 states to enforce a 3-Feet law. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 27.1% of overall traffic fatalities in Nevada are pedestrian and bicycles. Nationally, in 2015 cyclist deaths increased by 12.2 percent to reach the highest level since 1995, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.
SNVBC is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to inspire, encourage, and support collaborative community action to increase biking in Southern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.snvbc.org or connect on Facebook.