Motorcyclists in Nevada generally have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of passenger vehicles, but there are some additional conditions intended to help reduce the occurrence of motorcycle accidents.
If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by the carelessness of another driver, the Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers at Lloyd Baker Attorneys can answer your questions about motorcycle accidents and advise you on your legal options. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have more than a decade of experience helping motorcycle accident victims and their families recover just financial compensation for their losses.
Following are some basic Nevada motorcycle laws that apply to motorcycle operators and passengers:
- Resident motorcycle drivers are required to have a Nevada Class M license to operate a motorcycle
- Motorcycle operators and passengers must wear helmets
- Motorcycle operators and passengers must wear protective face shields or goggles unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windshield or screen
- Motorcyclists have the right to use a complete traffic lane
- Motorcyclists may not pass or ride next to another vehicle in the same travel lane
- Motorcycles may not be driven between vehicles in adjacent lanes, even if those vehicles are stopped
Nevada also requires that operational motorcycles be equipped with:
- Headlights; at least one, but no more than two
- Taillight or taillights that are visible for at least 500 feet
- Stoplight or brake lights that are visible for at least 300 feet
- Rear reflector
- Front and rear brakes
- Front and rear electric turn signals for all bikes manufactured after Jan. 1, 1973
- Left and right rearview mirrors
- Fenders for front and back wheels
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