Bicycles must obey traffic laws

When bicycles are ridden with other traffic, cyclists must obey the same rules and regulations as other types of vehicles. The safe interaction between bicyclists is the responsibility ofbothparties.

Motorists are not allowed to intentionally interfere with the movement of a person lawfully operating a bicycle; bicyclists may not intentionally interfere with the movement of a motor vehicle. At all intersections, motorists must yield to cyclists as they would for other vehicles and pedestrians. When passing a cyclist, motorists must move into an adjacent lane to the left if possible. If not, the motorist must pass with at least 3 feet of clearance.

Motorists must yield to the right-of-way to a cyclist on a bicycle path or in a bike lane. Motorists may not stop, park or drive on a designated bicycle path or lane unless they are entering or leaving an alley or driveway, performing official duties, directed by a police officer, or an emergency situation exists. A cyclist is required to ride on the right side of the roadway.

Cyclists ride in a traffic lane, staying to the far right as practicable unless preparing to turn or overtake another vehicle. Cyclists must obey all traffic signs and signals and use hand signals to let others know what plan to do.

Inexperienced riders, especially children, require special courtesy and care. They may not always follow traffic rules. Be especially careful around these riders and expect the unexpected. If bicyclists are crossing the road and using a crosswalk, theymustact as a pedestrian andwalkthe bicycle across the street.

Oct. 15. Noise:The man has chosen a very inconvenient time to adjust his idle and gets a warning at 2:25 a.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Family disturbance:The woman has taken the keys and a baseball bat after a few too many libations at home at 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Domestic:A woman says that this time she is the victim in the battery at 3:23 a.m. in the 1300 block of Darlene Way.

Thought for the day:No drinking and playing baseball in the car at 7:30 in the morning, people.

Oct. 16. Traffic:Subject has no taillights so decides to spend the night at Railroad Pass and gets an escort for safety at 1:08 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Welfare:Metropolitan Police Department reports a call regarding a woman walking toward Boulder City and would like a check on her at 10:27 a.m. on U.S. Highway 95 at mile marker 43.

Disturbance:The caller is discharged from the hospital but refuses to leave at 11:16 a.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.

Thought for the day:Now that’s a good endorsement when peoplecanleave but they want to stay.

Oct. 17. Assist:A woman approached an officer and advised that her landlord had demanded more than money for her rent and now she was afoot and is waiting for the bus at 12:20 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Way.

Suspicious:A caller is reporting the same person is on the roof but doesn’t want contact unless he is caught at 1:26 a.m. in the 500 block of Hidden Cove Court.

Suspicious:The caller thinks the vehicle driving slowly and swerving up and down the streets is strange; however, the newspaper delivery lady thinks the vehicle that drove way too close is the suspicious one at 4:36 a.m. in the area of Darlene Drive and Adams Boulevard.

Thought for the day:The term for renting a room for other than money could be called pimping if these are the facts.

Oct. 18. Family disturbance:Officers receive a report of a man beating a woman in the driveway; however, they both agree the argument is settled and they are ready for bed at 1:37 a.m. in the 1300 block of Potosi Drive.

Traffic hazard:Two light poles have blown down and are in the street at 10:44 a.m. in the 600 block of Northridge Drive.

See person:An officer on patrol is flagged down by a citizen wanting to know if the officer can write a citation for the caller if the subject throws out trash from their vehicle again at 11:47 p.m. in the 100 block of Ville Drive.

Thought for the day:Citizens are able to issue a citation for any misdemeanor not committed in our presence; however, the law allows each to face their accuser. So don’t ask to be anonymous.

Oct. 19. Alarm:The front glass break alarm is triggered when the bird mistakes the reflection for a sunny sky at 7:46 a.m. in the 1300 block of Nevada Highway.

Animal:For the umpteenth time this week, the sheep are herded back to the park from the roadway at 1:24 p.m. in the area of Ville Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

Medical:Paramedics are called to care for a man who fell off a stool and hit his head on the sidewalk, and officers are sent to speak to the caller who makes multiple 911 calls to insist it’s taking too long at 9:54 p.m. in the 500 block of Nevada Way.

Thought for the day:It sometimes seems to take longer than it is when you are waiting with an injured person but wemustget the pertinent details for the medical team; response times here are the best in the county.

Oct. 20. DUI:The driver must think the rules about driving intoxicated are different on a Tuesday at 12:30 a.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and Ville Drive.

Welfare:The elderly driver is confused and lost, and the officer provides a transport to the hospital at 5:36 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Trespass:The officer locates two naked people sleeping in a vacant residence and they are trespassed after being awakened at 11:04 a.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Thought for the day:Officer request: Would all trespassers please keep their clothes on.

Oct. 21. DUI:The driver of this vehicle is way past time to hand the keys to someone else at 4:26 a.m. in the 1100 Nevada Highway.

Theft:The video confirms the theft of items and the business wants to press charges at 10:27 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Animal:Previous tenants move and their animals are left behind at 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.

Thought for the day:There’s a special place I’d like to send people who leave animals to fend for themselves all locked up and alone.

Call(s) of the week: Theft:It seems a person known to the caller took money and the car with her keys; however, she doesn’t want a report or charges placed. Thenwhyis this a 911 call?? At 1:28 p.m. in the 500 block of Fir Street on Oct. 15.

Have a great week.

— Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.

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