“Move-Over” Laws in Nevada

“Move-Over” Laws in Nevada

If You Have a Fender-Bender Regardless of whether or not you believe there is damage to your vehicle, you must NOT obstruct traffic after a fender-bender. Obviously, if you are in a bad crash and your car is not able to move from the road, this rule does not apply! But if you are able to move your vehicle safely to the side of the road where it does not obstruct traffic, please do so. See NRS Chapter 484E for more about your duties following a crash. When you Notice an Emergency Vehicle (moving)   When any official vehicle of a regulatory agency, making use of flashing lights, approaches you from behind (or on the other side of the road) you must yield the right-of-way by immediately driving to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb–clear of any intersection. You need to stop and remain there until the emergency vehicle has passed, unless otherwise directed by a police officer. When you Notice an Emergency Vehicle (stopped) According to NRS 484B.607, the driver of a vehicle approaching a stopped emergency vehicle must: Decrease the vehicle speed to a speed that is reasonable and proper and less than the posted speed limit Proceed with caution Be prepared to stop; and If possible, drive in a lane that is not adjacent to the lane in which the emergency vehicle is stopped unless the roadway, traffic, weather or other conditions make doing so unsafe or impossible. Near Bicycles Motorists passing a bicycle must move into an adjacent lane to the left, if possible. If not, you must pass with at...
How Much will your Speeding or Reckless Driving Ticket Cost?

How Much will your Speeding or Reckless Driving Ticket Cost?

Do you like to speed? Many of us do. Almost 40%, in fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To quote, 39% of drivers “enjoy the feeling of speed.” Well, the thrill aside, there can be some unhappy consequences to speeding– such as receiving a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket, hiked insurance rates, and in even more grave situations: an accident. A recent study conducted by a third party organization took statistics from all 50 states in order to see what the average fines were associated with various Traffic Tickets. The sample driver was a 35 year old man with good credit and no previous accidents over the past five years. Here are the findings: 1. Speeding in a School Zone Average Fine: starts around $200-$500 with additional costs for higher speeds. Average Insurance Hike: almost 19% 2. Littering From a Vehicle Average Fine: anywhere between $100-$1000 for the first offense. Average Insurance Hike: about 11% 3. Reckless Driving This is where things get tricky… and expensive. Here are some details for Nevada. The punishment for reckless driving in Nevada includes eight (8) demerit points added to your drivers’ license as well as possible high fines and incarceration. Misdemeanor reckless driving charges are brought in cases where no death or injury resulted: for a first offense, $250 to $1,000, for a second offense, $1,000 to $1,500, or for a third offense, $1,500 to $2,000. Felony Reckless Driving: A driver may be charged with felony reckless driving in Nevada if prosecutors believe that the driver’s recklessness was the “proximate cause” of the death or substantial bodily harm of someone else. It is...
Las Vegas Law Enforcement is being accused of being “money hungry” when it comes to its approach to misdemeanor warrants.

Las Vegas Law Enforcement is being accused of being “money hungry” when it comes to its approach to misdemeanor warrants.

Critics claim that the collect-at-all-costs mentality places a high emphasis on traffic ticket revenue and is most likely to hurt minority defendants who fail to pay speeding tickets, while leaving more serious offenders roaming the streets. Former Las Vegas Marshal Richard Kilgore said the court rewards officers who bring in the most money and offers additional training and promotions to marshals who “negotiate court-ordered bail amounts with scofflaws in the field.” Those who do not, he said, find themselves out of luck. “Officers like myself would get denied training, get stuck in court more,” Kil­gore added. “That’s where I thought (marshals) were supposed to be. I’ve always thought that we’re not there to generate revenue, we’re there to enforce court orders and uphold the decorum of the court.” Another critic, Court Administrator Dana Hlavac, added, “I’m not going to force people to pay money they can’t pay just so we can keep running our business,” he added. Records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal via Nevada’s public records law display that the Las Vegas Municipal Court collected nearly $130 million — 89 percent of its total revenue — from traffic violations over the past five years. The majority of that was taken in by speeding tickets or other moving violations.   Do you have a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket you would like reduced to no points, no school, no traffic school?  Call today for a Free Consultation at (702)...

Tips For Fighting A Traffic Ticket

Everyone hates traffic tickets! If you’re a driver, they’re part of everyday life — especially at the end of the month or around the holidays when cops need to fill their quotas. Chances are that at some point your going to have to deal with an officer and a resulting traffic ticket. While we don’t appprove unsafe driving, we do believe that there are ways to make sure a mistake on the road doesn’t lead to financial hardship or time lost. Below are some tips on how to first and foremost avoid getting a traffic ticket and then what to do if you get one. If You Get Pulled Over… Be polite It may be a routine traffic stop to you, but the officer doesn’t know how dangerous the situation might be. So, when he pulls you over, keep in mind that he’s looking at it as a tense situation. If you’re rude, you’ll only make it worse and lessen your chances of getting out of the traffic ticket. Be polite; roll down your window and turn off your radio. If you smoke, put out the cigarette. All of these things are common courtesy and they all communicate something to the officer: You care enough to give him your undivided attention. Chatting on your cell phone or insisting that he hurry up is a guaranteed way to land yourself a ticket. Be Respectful and Don’t talk too much The more you talk, the more he can use against you in court. That doesn’t mean you have to be completely quiet. BE AWARE: Sometimes officers will let you think you’re...
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