Nevada Driving Laws

Updated: July, 2017

DrivingLaws101.com - List of Nevada Driving Laws Summary of common traffic laws in Nevada – Speed limits, License Renewals, Learners Permits, Drunk Driving Laws, and more. For more information, visit the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety website.

Speed Limits

In Nevada, the maximum speed limit for cars is 75 mph. The maximum highway speed for trucks is also 75 mph. These are maximum speeds. Speeds may be lower on highway passing through urban areas. Always observe posted traffic laws and drive safely for the weather and road conditions.

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Learners Permits

Nevada allows new drivers to get their learners permit at the age of 15 years and 6 months. You must have your provisional license for a minimum of 6 months. Drivers can then get their intermediate license at 16. An Intermediate License imposes restricts on when you are allowed to drive and how many passengers are allowed in the car, but allows you to drive yourself without an instructor in the car.

In Nevada, drivers can obtain their full drivers license at the age of 18.

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License Renewal

Nevada requires you to renew your license every 4 years. There are additional provisions for older drivers:

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Work Zones

The state of Nevada enforces increased penalties for various violations within work zones. These increased penalties are known as Work Zone Enhancements. Workers must be present and there must be signs idicating road work is in progress in order for Work Zone Enhancements to be enforced. In Nevada, Work Zone Enhacements are:

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Drunk Driving Laws

The legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is 0.08%. Driving while above the legal limit is called Driving Under the Influence. Driving while above certain BAC is called Driving while intoxicated and carries a heavier penalty. In Nevada, driving with a BAC above 0.18% will trigger automatic enhanced minimum penalties.

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Texting while Driving

Texting while driving is illegal in most but not all states. In Nevada, hand-held devices such as phones and mp3 player are banned for all drivers, regardless of age. Handheld devices bans prohibit talking on the phone without a hands-free system.

Texting while driving is banned in Nevada. Texting while driving is concidered a primary offense. This means that you can be pulled over with texting as the only offense. In Nevada, distracted driving is listed as a category on police crash report forms.

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Seat Belt Laws

Nevada requires seabelt use. Seatbelt enforcement is concidered secondary, which means you cannot be pulled over for violating a seatbelt law. The fine for a seatbelt law violation in Nevada is $25.00. Seatbelt use laws depend on the driving experience of the driver and which seat of the car a passenger is sitting in.

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