Dangers Of Speeding
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in
2006, 38% of fatal crashes in Nevada were caused by speeding. The
faster you are going, the longer it will take you to stop. If you
double your speed, the braking distance will not double; it will be
four times as long. An unexpected hazard could appear and you may
not be able to stop to prevent a crash. An unexpected curve in
the road may appear and you might lose control. The conditions of the
road play a part in how fast you should be driving. If you are
driving on a wet or icy road you may lose control of the vehicle and
cause an accident. The faster you go, the more severe the
injuries/accident. Read more...
Dealing With a Nevada Speeding Ticket
If you were exceeding the speed limit and it was clearly marked, you
might want to plead guilty and pay the fine without getting an attorney
involved. Appearing in court and contesting the ticket is always an
option. If you contest the ticket you will want to have all of
the facts of the situation (time, weather conditions, location, and
account of what you and the officer said). If at trial you feel
you did not receive the appropriate verdict you can appeal. You
should hire an attorney to mount an appeal. Read more...
How Nevada Police Determine Speeding
One of the most common instruments an officer will use to catch you
speeding is a radar gun. In this case, radio waves are
transmitted at a specific frequency. The waves bounce off of your
car and are picked up by a receiver. The change in frequency of
the waves will tell the officer how fast you are going. Read more...
Speeding Ticket Fines
Nevada fines for exceeding the speed limit. Read more...
Nevada Defensive Driving/Traffic Schools
Good news! Driving University has developed a Nevada specific
Defensive Driving/Traffic School course that will take you through a
series of lessons and educate you on becoming a safer driver, and you
can do this for demerit point reduction! Read more...
What To Do If You Got a Nevada Speeding Ticket
If you see red lights flashing in the rearview mirror, you should
pull over and stop. Pull over as far away from traffic as you
can. Stay in your vehicle and keep your hands in plain sight on
the wheel. The officer will request your driver’s license,
registration and proof of insurance. Read
Driving Record Points
As part of Nevada’s ‘Driver Improvement Program’, demerits are
assigned to your driving record if a traffic violation occurs.
Demerits are assigned once a conviction notice is received by a
court. Your Nevada driver’s license will be suspended if 12
demerits or more are received in one year. Attending a
Nevada DMV approved traffic safety school will remove a maximum of 3
demerits in a one year period. Even if points are removed by
taking the class, the record of the conviction will remain as part of
your driving history. Read more...
Nevada Speed Limits
In Nevada you must follow a Basic Rule of driving at a “reasonable
or proper” speed. In addition to abiding by the posted Nevada
speed limits, drivers must determine a safe speed by the amount and
type of traffic, weather conditions and visibility, and the type of
road (flat/straight/steep/curvy/wide/narrow). If the conditions
warrant, speed may have to be reduced to less than the posted speed
limit. You must never drive at a speed that will endanger
yourself or others. Read more...