NRS 484B.270 Vehicles, bicycles, electric bicycles, electric scooters and pedestrians

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NRS 484B.270 Vehicles, bicycles, electric bicycles, electric scooters and pedestrians: Driver’s duty of due care; additional penalty if driver is proximate cause of collision with person riding bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter.

1.  The driver of a motor vehicle shall not intentionally interfere with the movement of a person lawfully riding a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric scooter.

2.  When overtaking or passing a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric scooter proceeding in the same direction, the driver of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care and:

(a) If there is more than one lane for traffic proceeding in the same direction, move the vehicle to the lane to the immediate left, if the lane is available and moving into the lane is reasonably safe; or

(b) If there is only one lane for traffic proceeding in the same direction, pass to the left of the bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter at a safe distance, which must be not less than 3 feet between any portion of the vehicle and the bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter, and shall not move again to the right side of the highway until the vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter.

3.  The driver of a motor vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any person riding a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric scooter or a pedestrian as provided in subsection 6 of NRS 484B.297 on the pathway or lane. The driver of a motor vehicle shall not enter, stop, stand, park or drive within a pathway or lane provided for bicycles, electric bicycles or electric scooters except:

(a) When entering or exiting an alley or driveway;

(b) When operating or parking a disabled vehicle;

(c) To avoid conflict with other traffic;

(d) In the performance of official duties;

(e) In compliance with the directions of a police officer; or

(f) In an emergency.

4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the driver of a motor vehicle shall not enter or proceed through an intersection while driving within a pathway or lane provided for bicycles, electric bicycles or electric scooters.

5.  The driver of a motor vehicle shall:

(a) Exercise due care to avoid a collision with a person riding a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric scooter; and

(b) Give an audible warning with the horn of the vehicle if appropriate and when necessary to avoid such a collision.

6.  If, while violating any provision of subsections 1 to 5, inclusive, the driver of a motor vehicle is the proximate cause of a collision with a person riding a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric scooter, the driver is subject to the additional penalty set forth in subsection 4 of NRS 484B.653.

7.  The operator of a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric scooter shall not:

(a) Intentionally interfere with the movement of a motor vehicle; or

(b) Overtake and pass a motor vehicle unless the operator can do so safely without endangering himself or herself or the occupants of the motor vehicle.

(Added to NRS by 1991, 2228; A 1997, 739; 1999, 1664; 2009, 398; 2011, 294, 1633; 2015, 1196; 2019, 1885) — (Substituted in revision for NRS 484.324)

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