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Welcome to Nevada! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Nevada. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
Nevada requires that automobile liability insurance policies carry minimum coverage of:
Coverage must be validated by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Nevada.
You must dim your headlights from high to low beam when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or within 300 feet of a vehicle traveling ahead of you.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
License Revocation (no time period listed in statute).
The Open Container Law prohibits possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, by any occupant of the vehicle, on any public highway or right of way, whether or not the vehicle is in motion.
Speeding violations when workers are present are subject to two times the original fine up to a total of $1,000, 6 months jail, or 120 hours community service.
In any business or residential district, signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance. In any other area, signal at least 300 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted for the purpose of warning other drivers of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing.
The law authorizes a vehicle escorting a funeral procession to:
While these privileges are part of the law authorizing special actions by police and other emergency vehicles, the law does not expressly require a funeral escort vehicle to be such a police or emergency vehicle.
A 3-foot minimum passing distance is required.