The State of Nevada Senate Transportation Committee today heard a bill (SB144) that would increase penalties for those who drive through crosswalks when pedestrians are present. The bill, sponsored by Senators Parks, Manendo, Woodhouse and Spearman, was not voted on but did take the first steps in becoming a law. Before the bill becomes a law, which would increase Nevada reckless driving penalties when drivers go through a cross walk when a pedestrian is present, the bill must receive another hearing and vote in the Senate transportation committee, be voted on and pass the state Senate, be heard by the Assembly Transportation committee, pass the vote of the Assembly Transportation committee and then pass a vote of the entire Assembly. After the bill has passed all of those votes, if there are differences between the Senate and Assembly versions of the bill, it will need to go to conference committee and then approved a second time by both the Senate and the Assembly. After that, the SB144 will need to be signed by Governor Sandoval.
In addition to increasing fines for violating some crosswalks, the bill also doubles fines for exceeding the speed limit in a zone designated to have high pedestrian traffic. The bill also clarifies rules for both pedestrians and motorists at flashing yellow lights. Finally SB144 increases penalties for illegal U-turns in school zones. Those violating the law in designated safety zones are subject to fines up to $1000, 6 months in jail and even over 100 hours of service to the community. Pedestrian safety zones are designated by signs. Pedestrian safety zones can be assigned by local governments in the same way construction zones are created. If you have been ticketed for Las Vegas reckless driving, log onto 24hourticketpower.com today to fight or fix your ticket.
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