Wednesday, September 24, 2014, will kick off the 20th Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival in Reno and Virginia City. With more than 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts anticipated, the Reno Police Department wants to remind locals and visitors of Nevada motorcycle laws and rules associated with drinking alcohol at the event in Reno.
In Nevada, anyone operating or riding on a motorcycle is required to wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet and have a motorcycle endorsement on their license. Motorcycle riders can ride in a complete traffic lane, and two motorcycles can share a lane.
In Nevada it is against the law for motorcycles to “split lanes” or drive between vehicles that have slowed or stopped, or pass another vehicle within the same traffic lane. Locals and visitors are also reminded that motorcycle handlebars are not allowed to extend above the uppermost portion of riders shoulders when sitting on the motorcycle with their full weight.
For more information on Nevada motorcycle laws, visit: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-486.html
During Street Vibrations the Reno Police Department has a significant increase in motorcycle thefts. The Department wants to remind everyone to not leave their keys in their motorcycle and to park their motorcycle in a safe and well lit area when not riding.
Virginia Street will be closed for the event and for motorcycle parking. The Reno Police will be issuing citations for any traffic or alcohol violations.