For most of us, driver’s education was a long time ago. As time passes, it can be easy to forget simple driving laws, including when to yield the right-of-way. Even Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak seems to have difficulty remembering right-of-way laws. Last month, Governor Sisolak was involved in a two-vehicle crash. Reportedly, Governor Sisolak attempted a left turn on a flashing yellow light and failed to yield the right-of-way, making him at fault. Failure to yield accidents can be dangerous. In Nevada, there are several laws requiring drivers to yield the right-of-way. Below we will provide some of Nevada’s right-of-way laws.
We hope the below Nevada right-of-way laws help you make safe driving choices. If another driver injures you because of their failure to yield the right-of-way, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.
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Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 484B.250
NRS 484B.250 provides the following:
- The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway.
- When two vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
- When two vehicles enter an intersection at approximately the same time, one vehicle traveling on a highway which ends at the intersection and the other vehicle traveling on a through highway, the driver of the vehicle on the highway which ends at the intersection shall yield the right-of-way to the other vehicle.
- When a vehicle enters an intersection controlled by a traffic-control signal which is installed and has its vehicular signals uncovered, but is inoperative at the time the vehicle enters the intersection, the driver of the vehicle shall proceed as if a stop sign had been erected at each entrance to the intersection and shall stop at a clearly marked stop line or, if there is none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is none, at the point nearest the intersection where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the through highway. After making such a stop, the driver shall proceed cautiously, yielding to vehicles which have previously completed a stop or are within the intersection.
- Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, this section does not apply at intersections controlled by official traffic-control devices or to vehicles approaching each other from opposite directions, when the driver of one of the vehicles is intending to or is making a left turn.
NRS 484B.253 states the following:
- The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, but such driver, having so yielded and having given a signal when and as required, may make such left turn and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching the intersection from the opposite direction shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle making the left turn.
NRS 484B.257 states the following:
Except when traffic is being controlled by a police officer or a traffic-control signal:
- When proper signs have been erected, the driver of a vehicle shall stop or yield at a clearly marked stop line or, if there is none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is none, then at the point nearest the intersection where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the through highway. After having stopped or, in the event of a yield sign, slowed or stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles which have entered the intersection from such through highway or which are approaching so closely on such through highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection.
- The driver of a vehicle shall stop in obedience to a stop sign or yield in compliance with a yield sign, in compliance with the manner prescribed in subsection 1, prior to entering an intersection if a stop sign or a yield sign is erected at one or more entrances thereto although not a part of a through highway and shall proceed cautiously, yielding to vehicles not so obligated to stop or yield and which are within the intersection or approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection.
NRS 484B.260 requires that a vehicle entering a highway from a private way yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on such highway.
Under NRS 484B.263, a vehicle entering or exiting a controlled-access highway has a duty to yield the right-of-way to traffic.
NRS 484B.267(1) states the following:
- Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle or an official vehicle of a regulatory agency, making use of flashing lights meeting the requirements of subsection 3 of NRS 484A.480, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of a highway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle or official vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer.
NRS 484B.270(3) requires drivers to yield the right-of-way to any person riding a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric scooter or a pedestrian as provided in subsection 6 of NRS 484B.297 on the pathway or lane.
NRS 484B.283 requires a driver to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Specifically, when official traffic-control devices are not in place or not in operation.
Under NRS 484B.290 a person who is blind has the right-of-way. It requires a driver to yield the right-of-way to such a pedestrian.
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We hope the above discussion helps you properly yield the right-of-way in Nevada. If another driver injures you because they fail to yield the right-of-way, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
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