AB 247 bike bill moves to Senate

AB247, the bill which improves bike law by allowing bicyclists to signal a turn once rather than continuously, and to use the right arm for a right turn, has passed the Assembly and moved to the Senate. The Senate Committee on Energy, Infrastructure, and Transportation will hold a hearing on AB247 on Friday, April 24, at 8:30AM, in Room 2135. Info at http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/History.cfm?ID=497 . This bill, introduced by Assemlyman David Bobzien, deserves our support. It is not as strong at the orginal bill that had language about sidewalks and sidepaths, but it is real progress.

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3 thoughts on “AB 247 bike bill moves to Senate

  1. The bill passed the Senate on April 30, and is on to the governor. The relevant portion of the bill is:

    Sec. 2. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, an operator of a bicycle upon a roadway shall not turn from a direct course unless the movement may be made with reasonable safety and the operator gives an appropriate signal. The operator shall give the appropriate signal at least one time but is not required to
    give the signal continuously.
    2. An operator of a bicycle is not required to give a signal if:
    (a) The bicycle is in a designated turn lane; or
    (b) Safe operation of the bicycle requires the operator to keep both hands on the bicycle.
    Sec. 3. An operator of a bicycle upon a roadway shall give all signals by hand and arm in the manner required by NRS 484.347, except that the operator may give a signal for a right turn by extending his right hand and arm horizontally and to the right side of the bicycle.

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