Bill would stiffen penalties for Nevada drivers who kill, injure bicyclists, pedestrians
CARSON CITY — Reckless drivers who kill or injure bicyclists and pedestrians might end up facing stiffer penalties in Nevada, including prison time.
Senate Bill 410 would make it a felony for drivers who cause the death or substantial injury to a pedestrian or bicyclist. The penalty could result in a sentence of one to six years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $5,000.
Reckless driving is now a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and the suspension of a driver’s license.
“We certainly understand with every piece of legislation it’s not going to prevent every single crash,” state Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, a bill sponsor, told the Assembly Transportation Committee on Tuesday. “Sadly, we still have carnage on our roadways.”