Senate Bill No. 274-Senator Shaffer
March 13, 2003
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
[ omitted material] is material to be omitted.
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:
1-1Ê Section 1. NRS 486.231 is hereby amended to read as follows:
1-2Ê 486.231 1. The Department shall adopt standards for
1-3Ê [protective headgear and] protective glasses, goggles or face shields
1-4Ê to be worn by the drivers and passengers of motorcycles and
1-5Ê transparent windscreens for motorcycles.
1-6Ê 2. Except as otherwise provided in this section, when any
1-7Ê motorcycle[, except a trimobile or moped,] is being driven on a
1-8Ê highway, the driver and passenger shall wear [protective headgear
1-9Ê securely fastened on the head and] protective glasses, goggles or
1-10Ê face shields meeting those standards. [Drivers and passengers of
1-11Ê trimobiles shall wear protective glasses, goggles or face shields
1-12Ê which meet those standards.]
1-13Ê 3. When a motorcycle [or a trimobile] is equipped with a
1-14Ê transparent windscreen meeting those standards, the driver and
1-15Ê passenger are not required to wear protective glasses, goggles or
1-16Ê face shields.
2-1Ê 4. When a motorcycle is being driven in a parade authorized by
2-2Ê a local authority, the driver and passenger are not required to wear
2-3Ê the protective devices provided for in this section.
2-4Ê 5. When a three-wheel motorcycle[,] on which the driver and
2-5Ê passengers ride within an enclosed cab[,] is being driven on a
2-6Ê highway, the driver and passengers are not required to wear the
2-7Ê protective devices required by this section.
2-8Ê Sec. 2. NRS 486.241 is hereby amended to read as follows:
2-9Ê 486.241 1. A person shall not sell, offer for sale or distribute
2-10Ê any protective [headgear,] glasses, goggles or face shields for use by
2-11Ê any drivers or passengers of motorcycles or transparent windscreens
2-12Ê for motorcycles unless the equipment is of a type and specification
2-13Ê meeting the standards therefor adopted by the Department.
2-14Ê 2. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the sale of
2-15Ê protective [headgear,] glasses, goggles or face shields which comply
2-16Ê with the rules and regulations adopted by the United States
2-17Ê Department of Transportation.