Nevada

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Nevada. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

Universal helmet law enacted 1972.

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Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

4 years

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Provisions for Mature Drivers

70 and over: mail renewal must include medical report

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

80

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

80

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

65

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

65

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

70

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

70

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Open container laws

Yes

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Repeat Offender Laws

Yes

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Increased penalty for high BAC

0.18

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Administrative license suspension on first offense

90 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension

After 45 days

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Ignition Interlocks

Mandatory for all convictions

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Child Restraint Required

Under 6 yrs of age and less than 57 inches tall 
Under 2 yrs must ride in a rear-facing child safety seat in a back seat 

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

6 yrs and older and 57 inches or taller

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Full Privilege Minimum Age

Nighttime driving: 18 years Driving with passengers: 16 years, 6 months

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

15 / 6

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

6

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Learner Stage: Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours in Parenthesis)

50 (10); 100 (10) if driver's ed not offered within 30 miles

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

10 p.m. - 5 a.m. (secondary enforcement)

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Intermediate Stage: Passenger Restrictions (Except Family, Unless Noted)

First 6 months: no passengers under 18 (secondary enforcement)

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Type of Law

Secondary

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Who is Covered?

6 and over

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In What Seat?

All

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Hand-Held Ban?

Yes. Primary law.

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

No

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Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Primary law.

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Speed Cameras: State Law

Permitted by state law

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Speed Cameras: Where Permitted

Speed camera equipment must be held in hand or installed temporarily within law enforcement vehicle or facility

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Red Light Cameras: State Law

Permitted by state law

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Red Light Cameras: Where Permitted

Speed camera equipment must be held in hand or installed temporarily within law enforcement vehicle or facility

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

Per se >0 for some drugs

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Decriminalized and legal for medical and recreational use

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

THC per se (2 ng) for felony violations

State Lawmakers Urged to Consider Authorizing Automated Traffic Enforcement

The Nevada Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety urged state lawmakers Wednesday to consider legislation authorizing the use of speeding and red light cameras. Lawmakers during Wednesday’s interim Growth and Infrastructure Committee meeting were briefed on the increased number of traffic deaths in recent years, in particular among pedestrians, and ways to reduce fatalities and safety issues.

Impaired Driving Grant Results: Nevada

Through a grant from GHSA and Responsibility.org, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety trained judges and case managers to use the CARS tool to aid in developing personalized treatment recommendations and more individualized sentencing decisions for DUI offenders, thereby reducing their chances of reoffending. Nevada’s goals were to increase education, awareness and the use of the CARS tool by providing two virtual and one in-person training.

GHSA Adopts New Roadway Safety Priorities, Including Support of Lower State BAC Limits, Equity, Safe System Approach

Amid a recent surge in traffic deaths and dangerous driving behaviors, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has updated the Policies and Priorities that guide the organization’s work to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and deaths on U.S. roads.

GHSA Adopts New Roadway Safety Priorities, Including Support of Lower State BAC Limits, Equity, Safe System Approach

Amid a recent surge in traffic deaths and dangerous driving behaviors, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has updated the Policies and Priorities that guide the organization’s work to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and deaths on U.S. roads.

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