LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The safety of cyclists on Southern Nevada roads was at the forefront of Thursday’s special enforcement by community leaders and law enforcement.
Officers spent four hours enforcing laws and teaching drivers to share the road with cyclists.
According to traffic laws, drivers must change to an adjacent lane if it is open or safe. If the lane is not open, drivers must provide three feet for cyclists if they pass in the same lane.
During the day, 108 offenders were arrested by officers and 120 citations were issued.
Law enforcement officers patrolling the Valley on Thursday said there were a lot of things drivers needed to think about while behind the wheel.
“There have been many unfortunate events in the valley and across the country. I just think people don’t understand the size of a vehicle they’re in and the dynamics of being on a bike,” said Sgt. Campbell said.
Police are also asking cyclists to ride safely and predictably using the rightmost lane and obeying traffic laws.
“This is an ‘everyone on deck’ operation. When someone dies on our way, it affects us all. Let’s fight these problems together and solve them once and for all! The Clark County School District Police Department wrote on its Facebook page Thursday.