Common Traffic Violations
Texting While Driving:
If you are caught texting while driving, the first offense comes with a $50 fine for the first seven years, $100 for the second and $250 for the third and subsequent offenses.
Fines are subject to doubling if the offense occurs in a work zone. Courts may assess additional administrative fees. In some cases, the first offense is not treated as a moving violation. A second or subsequent offense carries 4 demerit points. You can talk using a hands-free headset and, while making voice calls, touch the phone to “activate, deactivate or initiate a feature or function on the device” without committing an offense.
Fender bender? Move to the shoulder. If there is damage only to a vehicle or other property (no injuries), your vehicle is obstructing traffic and the vehicle can be moved safely, move the vehicle to a location that does not obstruct traffic and then return to the scene.
All crashes which involve injuries or damages of $750 or more must be reported to the DMV. If a police officer does not investigate the incident, all of the involved parties must file reports on DMV Form SR-1 within 10 days.
Emergency Vehicles & Traffic Incidents
Drivers in Nevada have certain duties when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle making use of flashing lights or any type of incident that disrupts traffic, including stalled vehicles. In the absence of direction by a peace officer, the driver of a vehicle approaching a stopped emergency vehicle or traffic incident must:
Decrease the vehicle speed to a speed that is reasonable and proper and less than the posted speed limit.Proceed with caution. Be prepared to stop; andIf possible, drive in a lane that is not adjacent to the lane in which the emergency vehicle is stopped unless the roadway, traffic, weather or other conditions make doing so unsafe or impossible.
Avoid fines, penalties and citations of any kind by abiding by Nevada state laws on the road. Keep your holidays free of scheduled court hearings and keep Nevada’s road safe by following the rules of the road.