User talk:Incogitatus

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30,067 km = 18,682.8 mile

1 mile = 1.609344 km (exact)

here you are :) cheers jona

I deleted your contribution to the Nevada article saying that "for clarification the state law allows for a citie's interpretation." Could you explain this? My reasoning is that state law overrides all city statues, while it may be legal to hitch in Vegas, the state law is still in effect that you cannot hitch on a highway. Thewindandrain 18:23, 13 March 2012 (CET)

Hi Jona,

Thanks for trying to fix some issues... I think you're right about my contribution, but now the page isn't organized well, making it hard to understand. Maybe we should organize it like this:

The Low Down

It's legal to hitchhike in Nevada, including Las Vegas, given that you are not standing in the road or highway. You need to stand either on a sidewalk, or on the shoulder (on the other side of the solid white line, or off of the pavement). Walking on an interstate highway is legal if there are no sidewalks nearby, but only if the pedestrian is walking in a direction facing traffic. That makes it possible to hitchhike, as long as you keep walking the opposite direction!

Here are the laws themselves:

Nevada State Statute (soliciting for a ride) [1]

NRS 484B.297 - 3. A person shall not stand in a highway to solicit a ride or any business from the driver or any occupant of a vehicle. A person shall not, without a permit issued pursuant to NRS 244.3555 or 268.423, solicit any contribution from the driver or any occupant of a vehicle.

Keep in mind, that on highways (interstates), this law applies:

2. Pedestrians walking along highways where sidewalks are not provided shall walk on the left side of those highways facing the approaching traffic.

Nevada Definition of Highway [2]

(Note: the word "Roadway" is not used in this context)
NRS 484A.095 - “Highway” defined. “Highway” means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way dedicated to a public authority when any part of the way is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular traffic, whether or not the public authority is maintaining the way. (Added to NRS by 1969, 1478; A 1981, 1690)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 484.065)

Las Vegas City Ordinance (soliciting for a ride) [3]

11.30.110- Solicitation from roadway. No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle. (1949 code Ch. 36 § 96(c): prior code § 10-16-9(A))

Las Vegas definition of Roadway [4]

13.24.010 - "Roadway" means that portion of a street improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.

Jona, let me know if there's any more inconsistency that you find or if you have more ideas.

Cheers Anthony

  • Hey Anthony, I hope you are doing fine :) I think you're mixing Thewindandrain and me aka n0id up though :D Cheers, Jona --N0id 11:31, 14 March 2012 (CET)

The organization of the Law section makes it much more readable now. I edited your contribution to say that the law is open to interpretation by police, which I think is fair. I have talked to people who have actually been issued a citation in Nevada for hitching even while off paved portion of the highway facing traffic. Thewindandrain 21:46, 14 March 2012 (CET)