Nev. Admin. Code § 483.510 - Number of points assessed

Current through March 28, 2022

Demerit points will be assessed upon conviction of traffic violations as follows:

1. Accidents:
(a) Failing to stop and render aid at the scene of an accident............................. 6 demerits
(b) Failing to disclose identity to a peace officer after a fatal accident or an accident causing personal injury................................................................................ 6 demerits
(c) Leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage before a peace officer arrives............................................................................................................ 6 demerits
2. Backing and pulling away:
(a) Starting improperly from a parked position................................................... 2 demerits
(b) Unsafe backing.............................................................................................. 2 demerits
3. Following too closely or failing to leave sufficient distance between vehicles...................................................................................................................... 4 demerits
4. Inattention to driving:
(a) Driving without due care, including, without limitation, failing to decrease speed when necessary............................................................................................... 4 demerits
(b) Careless driving.............................................................................................. 6 demerits
(c) Imprudent driving, including, without limitation, failing to maintain full attention.................................................................................................................... 4 demerits
(d) Coasting when prohibited.............................................................................. 4 demerits
5. Miscellaneous:
(a) Driving onto or from a controlled-access highway where prohibited............ 2 demerits
(b) Crossing over a fire hose................................................................................ 2 demerits
(c) Minor moving traffic violations other than those listed in this section.......... 2 demerits
(d) Impeding or blocking traffic.......................................................................... 2 demerits
(e) Failing to drive in the slow lane when required [ 2 demerits
(f) Unsafe operation, including failing to use headlights when required 2 demerits 2 demerits
(g) Driving on a sidewalk, ditch or shoulder....................................................... 1 demerit
(h) Following within 500 feet of an emergency vehicle...................................... 1 demerit
(i) Driving through a funeral or other procession................................................ 1 demerit
6. Motorcycle violations:
(a) Carrying too many passengers........................................................................ 1 demerit
(b) Failing to keep one hand on the handlebars................................................... 2 demerits
(c) Failing to wear protective headgear............................................................... 2 demerits
(d) Failing to wear glasses, goggles or face shields when the motorcycle is not equipped with a windscreen...................................................................................... 2 demerits
(e) Riding between vehicles which occupy adjacent lanes or operating more than two motorcycles abreast in a single lane........................................................... 2 demerits
7. Overtaking and passing:
(a) Cutting in before it is safe in overtaking a vehicle......................................... 4 demerits
(b) Passing where prohibited or without sufficient clearance (except in a no-passing zone)............................................................................................................. 4 demerits
(c) Unsafe passing on the right............................................................................ 4 demerits
(d) Changing lanes improperly............................................................................ 4 demerits
8. Passing a stopped school bus when it is displaying a flashing red light signal......................................................................................................................... 4 demerits
9. Reckless driving............................................................................................ 8 demerits
10. Right-of-way:
(a) Failing to yield at an open intersection.......................................................... 4 demerits
(b) Failing to yield at a stop sign or at a controlled intersection......................... 4 demerits
(c) Failing to yield when entering a highway...................................................... 4 demerits
(d) Failing to yield to an emergency vehicle....................................................... 4 demerits
(e) Failing to yield to or to exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian.................................................................................................................. 4 demerits
(f) Failing to yield to or to exercise due care to avoid a collision with a person riding a bicycle.......................................................................................................... 4 demerits
(g) Failing to yield when turning......................................................................... 4 demerits
(h) Failing to yield at a private driveway............................................................ 4 demerits
11. Signaling:
(a) Failing to give the appropriate signal when required..................................... 1 demerit
(b) Failing to sound the horn when required....................................................... 1 demerit
12. Speeding:
(a) Speeding at least 41 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.................... 5 demerits
(b) Speeding at least 31, but not more than 40, miles per hour over the posted speed limit................................................................................................................. 4 demerits
(c) Speeding at least 21, but not more than 30, miles per hour over the posted speed limit................................................................................................................. 3 demerits
(d) Speeding at least 11, but not more than 20, miles per hour over the posted speed limit................................................................................................................. 2 demerits
(e) Speeding at least 1, but not more than 10, miles per hour over the posted speed limit, unless the person is speeding as set forth in subsection 1 of NRS 484B.617................................................................................................................... 1 demerit
(f) Speeding with no actual speed or other relevant information indicated........ 2 demerits
13. Traffic signs, signals and road markings that regulate, warn or guide traffic:
(a) Disobeying a police officer or a flag person................................................... 4 demerits
(b) Disregarding an official traffic control device, including, without limitation, signs, signals and markings...................................................................... 4 demerits
(c) Disregarding an official traffic control device which exhibits colored lights 4 demerits
(d) Disregarding or failing to stop at a railroad signal or marked crossing gate.. 4 demerits
(e) Driving through a safety zone........................................................................ 4 demerits
(f) Passing in a no-passing zone or over a double yellow line............................. 4 demerits
(g) Disregarding a road block sign or control...................................................... 4 demerits
(h) Disregarding the control signal of a school crossing guard 4 demerits 4 demerits
14. Turning movements:
(a) Unsafe turn using an improper position and method..................................... 4 demerits
(b) Improper or prohibited U-turn, or U-turn on a curve or a hill........................ 3 demerits
15. Wrong side or wrong way:
(a) Driving the wrong way on a one-way street.................................................. 4 demerits
(b) Driving in the center lane when unnecessary................................................. 4 demerits
(c) Failing to drive on the right side when required............................................ 4 demerits
(d) Driving on the wrong side of a highway....................................................... 4 demerits
(e) Failing to keep in the proper lane on a mountain highway............................. 4 demerits
(f) Driving the wrong way around a rotary traffic island.................................... 4 demerits
16. Impaired driving:
(a) Driving with impaired ability because of alcohol or drugs............................ 7 demerits
(b) Drinking an alcoholic beverage while driving................................................ 5 demerits

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 483.510
Dep't of Motor Veh., Demerit Points Reg. § IV, eff. 4-29-82-NAC A 9-5-84; A by Dep't of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 7-16-85, eff. 8-1-85; 12-15-94; R136-97, 11-14-97; A by Dep't of Motor Veh. by R017-06, 5-4-2006

NRS 483.220, 483.473

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