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Nevada Schoolchildren Can Participate in Eleventh Annual Nevada Moves Day March 18

Post Date:02/28/2020 11:02 AM

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada families and schoolchildren are encouraged to take part in safe walk or bicycle to school activities during the month of March and on Nevada Moves Day, held March 18.

The entire month of March is designated as Nevada Moves Month. March 18 is specifically designated as Nevada Moves Day. Children are encouraged to involve their families in safely walking or bicycling to school.

“Nevada Moves Day is about giving families and children opportunity to learn more about pedestrian and bicycling safety,” NDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Scott Bohemier explained. “Physical activity at an early age, such as walking or bicycling, helps reduce heart disease, diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses. Plus, walking or biking to school can greatly lessen traffic resulting from children being driven to school. We hope families will utilize Nevada Moves Day and Month to incorporate walking and bicycling to school as part of their daily routine.”

During Nevada Moves Day and every day, drivers should watch for children walking and bicycling to school and be mindful of school zone speed reductions, as well as varying school start times. Motorists should also only pass bicyclists when it is safe with at least three feet of space between the bicycle and vehicle and never overtake a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk. Pedestrians and bicyclists should only cross streets when safe, and always look for vehicles before and while crossing. Per state law, no u-turns or passing are allowed in active school zones or school crossing zones.

To learn about specific Nevada Moves Day events, contact Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager Scott Bohemier at (775) 888-RIDE / abohemier@dot.nv.gov.  

Kids with backpacks walk on the sidewalk next to a grassy area

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