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


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

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions.


    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
    Yes Yes No


  • 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

    Not permissible

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $500 (minimum $100)

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers


    Novice Drivers


    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


    Who Is Covered?

    Riders 6 and over

    In What Seat?


    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense


  • Sobriety Checkpoints

    Checkpoints are conducted once or twice a month. Their legality is authorized by statute.

  • 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 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

    Aggressive Driver Actions Defined by Statute

    Within one mile, commits all of the following: 1) speeding; 2) at least two of the following: failure to obey traffic control device, passing on the right off of paved roadway, following too closely, lane violation, failure to yield right of way; and 3) creating an immediate hazard for another vehicle or person.

    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)
  • Work Zones

    Violations Affected


    Enhanced Penalties

    Double original fine (up to $1,000), 6 months jail time, or 120 hours of community service

    Workers Must Be Present?


    Signs Must Be Present?