What Are Nevada’s New Traffic Laws?

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    What Are Nevada's New Traffic Laws?
    June 28 2022

    Each year the Nevada Legislature passes a number of new traffic laws and 2021 was no exception. Here, we will discuss the new traffic laws passed by the 2021 Nevada Legislature.

    We hope you stay safe while driving in Las Vegas. If you are injured by a Las Vegas driver, get medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, 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’s New Traffic Laws

    Traffic laws are meant to keep everyone safe. However, traffic laws are only effective if people know about the laws and follow the laws. If you drive in Nevada, it is your responsibility to know and follow all traffic laws. Even if the laws are new. If you haven’t heard about the new traffic laws then this article is for you. Here, we will discuss the new traffic laws that were passed by the 2021 Nevada Legislature.

    Nevada Revised Statute 484B.157

    Nevada changed the laws regarding child restraint systems. Under the new law, a child less than 6 years of age and less than 57 inches tall must be secured in a child restraint system. Additionally, a child less than 2 years of age must be secured in a rear-facing child restraint system in the back seat of the vehicle.

    Senate Bill 60, Section 20

    In Nevada, you may drive a recently-purchased vehicle without a movement permit for three days after the date of purchase if you carry the following in the vehicle:

    • Proof of ownership or proof of purchase
    • Proof of liability insurance

    Assembly Bill 301

    Effective October 1, 2021, residential living complexes may not tow a vehicle solely for having an expired registration. The law also provides requirements for vehicle owners seeking relief for vehicles that are improperly towed.

    Assembly Bill 427

    Assembly Bill 427 makes a number of changes to Nevada’s ignition interlock and monitoring programs. The changes impact penalties, court proceedings, sentencing, and records.

    Assembly Bill 400

    Nevada changed the application of legal limits for marijuana metabolite. Effective July 1, 2021, the legal limits for marijuana metabolite no longer apply in misdemeanor DUI cases involving a non-commercial driver. Keep in mind that the limits still exist in felony matters or cases involving a commercial driver. Drivers should always drive sober. The changes to the law do not prevent a driver from being prosecuted for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

    If an impaired driver injures you, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Senate Bill 219

    A number of Nevada residents may have found some relief under Senate Bill 219. Effective October 1, 2021, courts will no longer order a driver’s license suspension for any of the following:

    • Delinquent fine
    • Administrative assessment
    • Fee
    • Restitution

    Additionally, any drivers who had any of the above types of suspensions prior to October 1, 2021, have had the suspension cleared and their license reinstated.

    Assembly Bill 116

    Assembly Bill 116 makes a number of changes that are effective January 1, 2023. Most notably, it decriminalizes most misdemeanor traffic offenses such as:

    • Speeding
    • Cell phone use
    • Seat belt violations

    Not all traffic offenses are decriminalized. Many traffic offenses will remain misdemeanors including the following:

    • Driving under the influence
    • Open container
    • Driving without a valid license
    • Leaving the scene of a crash
    • Failure to stop and render aid
    • Failure to stop for an emergency vehicle

    Assembly Bill 403

    Effective July 1, 2021, jaywalking has been decriminalized. Offenders are now subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $100.

    Assembly Bill 440

    A requirement regarding an initial appearance for a person charged with a misdemeanor has been removed. Now an officer must issue a citation. There are certain exceptions.

    Assembly Bill 440

    Effective October 1, 2021, “Neighborhood Occupantless Vehicles” are authorized. Namely, vehicles which are fully autonomous and used primarily for food delivery and delivery of other similar items.

    Senate Bill 383

    Senate Bill 383 recognizes electric bicycles as bicycles.

    Senate Bill 285

    Under Senate Bill 285, bicyclists may be getting more room on two-lane highways. Effective October 1, 2021, motorists who are passing a bicyclist are allowed to cross to the left of the center of the highway. The motorist is allowed to do this if it ensures the motorist can maintain a safe distance of at least three feet from the bicyclist.

    Some of the requirements for bicyclists also changed. For example, bicyclists are not required to ride as near to the right side of the road as practicable if either of the following is true:

    • There are obstructions in the roadway
    • The lane is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel side-by-side

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps you understand Nevada’s new traffic laws. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area car accident, 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.

    Anthem Injury Lawyers are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Anthony Golden

    Attorney Anthony B. Golden (“Tony”) is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Lawyers. Tony represents clients in all aspects of personal injury cases, from pre-litigation through jury trials and appeals. Tony has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in trials, arbitration, and appeals, as well as assisting clients in resolving high-value cases in mediation.

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