If You Have a Fender-Bender
Regardless of whether or not you believe there is damage to your vehicle, you must NOT obstruct traffic after a fender-bender. Obviously, if you are in a bad crash and your car is not able to move from the road, this rule does not apply! But if you are able to move your vehicle safely to the side of the road where it does not obstruct traffic, please do so.
See NRS Chapter 484E for more about your duties following a crash.
When you Notice an Emergency Vehicle (moving)
When any official vehicle of a regulatory agency, making use of flashing lights, approaches you from behind (or on the other side of the road) you must yield the right-of-way by immediately driving to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb–clear of any intersection. You need to stop and remain there until the emergency vehicle has passed, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
When you Notice an Emergency Vehicle (stopped)
According to NRS 484B.607, the driver of a vehicle approaching a stopped emergency vehicle must:
- Decrease the vehicle speed to a speed that is reasonable and proper and less than the posted speed limit
- Proceed with caution
- Be prepared to stop; and
- If possible, drive in a lane that is not adjacent to the lane in which the emergency vehicle is stopped unless the roadway, traffic, weather or other conditions make doing so unsafe or impossible.
Motorists passing a bicycle must move into an adjacent lane to the left, if possible. If not, you must pass with at least 3 feet of space between your vehicle and the bicycle. (NRS 484B.270)
Note: You may be charged with reckless driving if you are at-fault in any collision with a bicyclist or a pedestrian. Penalties may include hefty fees, points on your licence, classes, and driver license suspension. (NRS 484B.280)
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