‘Share the road’ specialty plate available | NevadaAppeal.com

‘Share the road’ specialty plate available

Staff Report

A specialty Nevada license plate supporting safe bicycle and pedestrian programs is now available for purchase through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

The specialty plate displays a "Share the Road" message and bicycle and pedestrian image. The plates will cost an initial $61 and $30 for renewal. Proceeds of $25 per plate will provide grant money for non-profit and government organizations to plan and construct bicycle and pedestrian facilities, as well as support bicycle and pedestrian safety, education and other programs. The grant funding will be awarded by the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and administered through the Nevada Department of Transportation.

"Bicycling and walking are not only beneficial for health, they can also connect and enhance communities and reduce congestion and vehicle emissions," Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Chairman Dennis Stark explained.

"Biking and walking are important means of transportation, but tragically, there have been 69 pedestrians and bicyclists killed on Nevada roads this year," NDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager Bill Story said. "This license plate will not only bring awareness of how important it is for us all to share the road; it will also help fund safe bicycle and walking programs and projects."

The specialty license plates are available for purchase at Nevada DMV offices. You must visit the DMV in person and pay specialty plate fees and $5 plate transfer fee. No registration renewal or emissions inspection is required to swap existing plates for a set of "Share the Road" plates. Further pedestrian and bicycle safety information is available at http://www.bicyclenevada.com.