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    What Is Reckless Driving?
    April 6 2022

    A Las Vegas driver is facing a charge of reckless driving resulting in death after an accident on Bonanza Road late last month. The driver was reportedly going 82 mph before the deadly crash in a 35 mph zone. Reckless driving puts everyone on the road in danger. But what exactly is reckless driving? To answer that question, we are going to discuss Nevada’s reckless driving laws.

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    Nevada’s Reckless Driving Law

    Nevada’s reckless driving law is Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 484B.653. Under NRS 484B.653, it is unlawful for a person to:

    • 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.
    • Drive a vehicle in an unauthorized speed contest on a highway or premises to which the public has access.
    • Organize an unauthorized speed contest on a highway or premises to which the public has access.
    • Drive a vehicle in an unauthorized trick driving display on a public highway.
    • Facilitate an unauthorized trick driving display on a public highway.

    A violation of paragraph (a), (b), or (d) or of subsection 1 of NRS 484B.550 constitutes reckless driving.

    Failure to Stop

    As mentioned above, a violation of NRS 484B.550(1) also constitutes reckless driving. NRS 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.

    If a reckless driver injures you, contact the experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers. We will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. Anthem Injury Lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to worry about upfront fees. Our law office is in Henderson, Nevada, and we work with clients in Las Vegas and vicinity. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Other Forms of Reckless Driving

    In Nevada, there are other traffic violations that may constitute reckless driving. The following violations constitute reckless driving and are subject to reckless driving penalties if the driver, while committing the violation, causes a collision with any of the following:

    • A pedestrian
    • A person riding a bicycle
    • A person riding an electric bicycle
    • A person riding an electric scooter

    Failure to Drive with Due Care with Respect to Pedestrians and Bicyclists

    Subsections 1 to 5 of NRS 484B.270 require a driver to yield the right-of-way to and exercise due care around the following:

    • A pedestrian
    • A person riding a bicycle
    • A person riding an electric bicycle
    • A person riding an electric scooter

    Failure to Drive with Due Care with Respect to Pedestrians

    NRS 484B.280 requires a driver to do the following:

    • Exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian.
    • Give an audible warning with the horn to avoid a collision.
    • Exercise proper caution upon observing a pedestrian near a bus stop, school zone, or roadway.

    Failure to Yield the Right-Of-Way to Pedestrians

    Paragraphs (a) or (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 484B.283 require a driver to do the following:

    • When there are no traffic-control devices, yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing within a crosswalk.
    • Look for pedestrians crossing before overtaking a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk at an intersection.

    Failure to Obey a School Crossing Guard

    Under NRS 484B.350, a driver must do the following:

    • Stop in obedience to the direction or traffic-control signal of a school crossing guard.
    • Not proceed until the highway is clear of all persons, including the school crossing guard.

    Failure to Drive Safely in a School Zone

    A driver violates subsections 1 to 4 of NRS 484B.363 by doing any of the following:

    • Speeding in a school zone
    • Making a U-turn in a school zone or school crossing zone when children are present or school is in session.
    • Overtaking and passing another vehicle in a school zone or school crossing zone when children are present or school is in session.

    Speeding

    Subsection 1 of NRS 484B.600 makes it illegal for a driver to drive at:

    • A rate of speed greater than is reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface and width of the highway, the weather, and other highway conditions.
    • Such a rate of speed as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person.
    • A rate of speed greater than that posted by a public authority for the particular portion of highway being traversed.
    • A rate of speed that results in the injury of another person or of any property.
    • A rate of speed greater than 80 miles per hour.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps you understand reckless driving in Nevada. If a reckless driver injures you in a Las Vegas area 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.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We 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. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.

    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 Puneet K. Garg

    Attorney Puneet K. Garg is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Law. He has vast experience serving various clients with their different needs. Puneet’s representation of clients has included serving as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare providers, celebrities, large and small businesses, personal injury victims and individuals needing help with their everyday needs. He has represented clients from all over the world in both state and federal court in Nevada.

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