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Clark County Proposes Bike Rule Change Following Fatal Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, have taken steps to make roads safer for cyclists following a fatal accident in December in which a truck hit and killed five bicyclists.

County commissioners have proposed an ordinance that would allow bicycles in the middle of the road under certain conditions on county roadways.

Under the proposal, cyclists must stay to the right of the road except when going the speed limit, turning left, passing a fixed object or when the right side is unsafe.

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Some drivers say the ordinance could cause more issues by putting more people at risk. The ordinance is expected to be discussed at a public hearing on Feb. 16.