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NEBRASKA BICYCLE ACCIDENT STATISTICS


Resident
Population

1,907,000

Total Traffic
Fatalities

218

Pedalcyclist
Fatalities

1

Percentage of Total Traffic Fatalities

0.5%

Pedalcyclist Fatalities per Million Population

0.52

NEBRASKA BICYCLE STATUTES


The following is a summary of bicycle laws in Nebraska. This is not an inclusive listing. For more details, see Chapter 60 of the Neb.Rev.Statutes. Most, but not all, of the bicycle regulations are in §60-6,314 to 60-6,319. Local authorities may have additional regulations within their jurisdictions.

Bicyclists are required to follow the same rules of the road as motorists. A bicyclist riding on a highway generally has all the rights of a vehicle and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle (some exceptions do exist). Parents or guardians are responsible for the actions of children under the age of 16.

Restricted Highways (Interstate and Freeway). Bicyclists are not allowed to ride on Inter state highways or freeways in Nebraska (a freeway is defined as a fully access controlled highway with “no” at-grade crossings).

State Patrol Advice. Although Nebraska has laws that require reflectors and a light on bicycles for riding at night, the Nebraska State Patrol does not recommend riding a bicycle on rural state highways at night due to the higher speeds and reduced visibility.

Ride single file when riding on the highway. Bicyclists must ride single file when on the highway. Bicyclists must signal their turn if they leave the shoulder to ride on the highway and yield the right-of-way to all other vehicles.

Three-foot Passing Law. Motorists must use due care and maintain a safe distance of no less than three feet clearance when passing a bicycle.

Crosswalk Law. A bicyclist riding a bicycle on a sidewalk or across a roadway or shoulder in a crosswalk shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. Nothing in this subsection relieves the bicyclist or the driver of a vehicle from the duty to exercise care.

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