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.

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension
    .18 90 days After 45 days

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions.

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws
    Yes Yes

     

  • Autonomous Vehicles

    Authorizes full deployment of AVs without a human operator.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    Under 6 yrs and under 60 lbs

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    6 yrs and older and over 60 lbs

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    No

    Novice Drivers

    No

    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Primary law.

  • Drug Impaired Driving

    DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

    • Per se >0 for some drugs

    Marijuana-Specific Laws

    • Possession and Use: Decriminalized and legal for medical and recreational use
    • Impaired Driving: THC per se (2 ng)
  • Mature Drivers

    Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

    4 years

    Provisions for Mature Drivers

    70 and over: mail renewal must include medical report

  • Motorcyclists

    Universal helmet law enacted 1972.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law

    Secondary

    Who Is Covered?

    Riders 6 and over

    In What Seat?

    All

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Prohibited (with narrow exceptions)

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    If hand held by officer, installed in vehicle or facility of law enforcement agency. No current programs.

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    $1,000 maximum; 4 points (same)


    Red Light Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Permitted

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    Statewide if hand held by officer, installed in vehicle or facility of law enforcement agency. No current programs.

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    $1,000 maximum; 4 points (same)

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    80 80

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    65 65

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    70 70

    Note: Increased penalties for subsequent offenses.

  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    Nighttime driving: 18 years

    Driving with passengers: 16 years, 6 months

    Learner Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Minimum Duration (Months)

    Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

    15 / 6 6 50 (10)

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    16 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. First 6 months: no passengers under 18 (secondary enforcement)