Last month, a Las Vegas driver was pulled over for reckless driving twice in one night. According to the North Las Vegas Police Department, the driver was arrested for reckless driving (106MPH in a 35MPH zone). This arrest happened just moments after the driver was given a citation for reckless driving (73MPH in a 35MPH zone). Driving in that manner puts everyone in danger. But is that type of driving any different from aggressive driving? Nevada does have distinct laws for each. Below we provide the Nevada laws so you can understand how reckless driving is different from aggressive driving.
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Nevada’s Reckless Driving Laws
It can be tempting to hear the term “reckless driving” and think that it is something that you will know when you see it. However, there are actually laws in Nevada that define reckless driving including those provided below.
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.653
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.653(1) provides the following:
- It is unlawful for a person to:
a. Drive a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property on a highway or premises to which the public has access.
b. Drive a vehicle in an unauthorized speed contest on a highway or premises to which the public has access.
c. Organize an unauthorized speed contest on a highway or premises to which the public has access.
d. Drive a vehicle in an unauthorized trick driving display on a public highway.
e. Facilitate an unauthorized trick driving display on a public highway.
A violation of paragraph (a), (b) or (d) of this subsection or subsection 1 of NRS 484B.550 constitutes reckless driving.
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.550
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.550(1) provides the following:
- Except as otherwise provided in this section, the driver of a motor vehicle on a highway or premises to which the public has access who willfully fails or refuses to bring the vehicle to a stop, or who otherwise flees or attempts to elude a peace officer in a readily identifiable vehicle of any police department or regulatory agency, when given a signal to bring the vehicle to a stop is guilty of a misdemeanor.
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Nevada’s Aggressive Driving Laws
Now that you know the definition of reckless driving, are you curious what constitutes aggressive driving in Nevada? If you are, then continue reading. Below we provide Nevada’s aggressive driving laws.
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.650
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.650(1) provides the following:
- A driver commits an offense of aggressive driving if, during any single, continuous period of driving within the course of 1 mile, the driver does all the following, in any sequence:
a. Commits one or more acts of speeding in violation of NRS 484B.363 or 600.
b. Commits two or more of the following acts, in any combination, or commits any of the following acts more than once:
i. Failing to obey an official traffic-control device in violation of NRS 484B.300.
ii. Overtaking and passing another vehicle upon the right by driving off the paved portion of the highway in violation of NRS 484B.210.
iii. Improper or unsafe driving upon a highway that has marked lanes for traffic in violation of NRS 484B.223.
iv. Following another vehicle too closely in violation of NRS 484B.127.
v. Failing to yield the right-of-way in violation of any provision of NRS 484B.250 to 484B.267, inclusive.
c. Creates an immediate hazard, regardless of its duration, to another vehicle or to another person, whether or not the other person is riding in or upon the vehicle of the driver or any other vehicle.
Additional Aggressive Driving Statutes
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.650(1) references a number of statutes. We are not going to provide the full text of the statutes in this article. However, a summary of some of the statutes is listed below:
- Nevada Revised Statute 484B.363 applies to speeding in a school zone or school zone crossing
- Nevada Revised Statute 484B.600 provides restrictions on speeding and additional penalties
- Nevada Revised Statute 484B.300 requires drivers to obey traffic-control devices
- Nevada Revised Statute 484B.210 prohibits overtaking and passing another vehicle upon the right by driving off the paved portion of the highway
- Nevada Revised Statute 484B.127 prohibits following another vehicle too closely
Now that you know how Nevada defines reckless driving and aggressive driving, what are your thoughts? Can you see their similarities and differences?
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