Senate Bill No. 274-Senator Shaffer

 

March 13, 2003

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Referred to Committee on Transportation

 

SUMMARY - Eliminates requirement that driver and passenger of motorcycle being driven on highway wear protective headgear. (BDR 43-993)

FISCAL NOTE:  Effect on Local Government: No.
Effect on the State: No.

 

EXPLANATION – Matter in bolded italics is new; matter between brackets [omitted material] is material to be omitted.

Green numbers along left margin indicate location on the printed bill (e.g., 5-15 indicates page 5, line 15).

 

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; eliminating the requirement that the driver and passenger of a motorcycle being driven on a highway wear protective headgear; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

1-1 Section 1. NRS 486.231 is hereby amended to read as follows:

1-2 486.231 1. The Department shall adopt standards for

1-3 [protective headgear and] protective glasses, goggles or face shields

1-4 to be worn by the drivers and passengers of motorcycles and

1-5 transparent windscreens for motorcycles.

1-6 2. Except as otherwise provided in this section, when any

1-7 motorcycle[, except a trimobile or moped,] is being driven on a

1-8 highway, the driver and passenger shall wear [protective headgear

1-9 securely fastened on the head and] protective glasses, goggles or

1-10 face shields meeting those standards. [Drivers and passengers of

1-11 trimobiles shall wear protective glasses, goggles or face shields

1-12 which meet those standards.]

1-13 3. When a motorcycle [or a trimobile] is equipped with a

1-14 transparent windscreen meeting those standards, the driver and

1-15 passenger are not required to wear protective glasses, goggles or

1-16 face shields.

2-1 4. When a motorcycle is being driven in a parade authorized by

2-2 a local authority, the driver and passenger are not required to wear

2-3 the protective devices provided for in this section.

2-4 5. When a three-wheel motorcycle[,] on which the driver and

2-5 passengers ride within an enclosed cab[,] is being driven on a

2-6 highway, the driver and passengers are not required to wear the

2-7 protective devices required by this section.

2-8 Sec. 2. NRS 486.241 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2-9 486.241 1. A person shall not sell, offer for sale or distribute

2-10 any protective [headgear,] glasses, goggles or face shields for use by

2-11 any drivers or passengers of motorcycles or transparent windscreens

2-12 for motorcycles unless the equipment is of a type and specification

2-13 meeting the standards therefor adopted by the Department.

2-14 2. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the sale of

2-15 protective [headgear,] glasses, goggles or face shields which comply

2-16 with the rules and regulations adopted by the United States

2-17 Department of Transportation.

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