Three-Foot Rule

We at Hammond & Hammond understand the dangerous risks of cycling on the streets.  Our community has come together to provide miles of paved trails to help eliminate some of those risks and passed the three-foot rule to help protect cyclist on the streets.  Under Nevada Revised Statutes 484B.270, vehicles are required to give cyclists at least 3 feet of distance when passing a cyclist.  The 3 foot measurement is a minimum distance; the law actually requires more distance be given to a cyclist under certain circumstances.  For example, “[i]f there is more than one lane for traffic proceeding in the same direction” the driver of the motor vehicle is required to “move the vehicle to the lane to the immediate left, if the lane is available and moving into the lane is reasonably safe.”  These efforts by our community will hopefully eliminate some of the incidents of collisions between cyclists and cars.

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