Nevada

       NRS 484.377  Reckless driving; penalty for willful or wanton disregard for safety causing death or substantial bodily harm; additional penalties.

      1.  It is unlawful for a person to:

      (a) Drive a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.

      (b) Drive a vehicle in an unauthorized speed contest on a public highway.

A violation of this subsection or subsection 1 of NRS 484.348 constitutes reckless driving.

      2.  Unless a greater penalty is provided pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 484.348, a person who does any act or neglects any duty imposed by law while driving or in actual physical control of any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property, if the act or neglect of duty proximately causes the death of or substantial bodily harm to a person other than himself, is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

      3.  A person who violates any provision of this section may be subject to the additional penalty set forth in NRS 484.3667 unless the person is subject to the penalty provided pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 484.348.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 1486; A 1981, 866; 1983, 1015; 1993, 524; 1995, 1298; 2003, 487, 3244)

Restrictions on Speed

NRS 484.361  Basic rule; additional penalty for violation committed in work zone.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle of any kind or character at:

      (a) 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.

      (b) Such a rate of speed as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person.

      (c) A rate of speed greater than that posted by a public authority for the particular portion of highway being traversed.

      (d) In any event, a rate of speed greater than 75 miles per hour.

      2.  A person who violates any provision of this section may be subject to the additional penalty set forth in NRS 484.3667.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 1486; A 1975, 754; 1987, 656; 1995, 2441, 2442; 2003, 3241)

NRS 484.363  Duty of driver to decrease speed under certain circumstances; additional penalty for violation committed in work zone.

      1.  The fact that the speed of a vehicle is lower than the prescribed limits does not relieve a driver from the duty to decrease speed when approaching and crossing an intersection, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding highway, or when special hazards exist or may exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic, or by reason of weather or other highway conditions, and speed must be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering a highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.

      2.  Any person who fails to use due care as required by subsection 1 may be subject to the additional penalty set forth in NRS 484.3667.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 1495; A 2003, 3242)

NRS 484.364  Approach to stopped authorized emergency vehicle making use of flashing lights: Duties of approaching driver; penalty.

      1.  Upon approaching an authorized emergency vehicle which is stopped and is making use of flashing lights meeting the requirements of subsection 3 of NRS 484.787, the driver of the approaching vehicle shall, in the absence of other direction given by a peace officer:

      (a) Decrease the speed of his vehicle to a speed that is:

             (1) Reasonable and proper, pursuant to the criteria set forth in subsection 1 of NRS 484.361; and

             (2) Less than the posted speed limit, if a speed limit has been posted;

      (b) Proceed with caution;

      (c) Be prepared to stop; and

      (d) If possible, drive in a lane that is not adjacent to the lane in which the emergency vehicle is stopped, unless roadway, traffic, weather or other conditions make doing so unsafe or impossible.

      2.  A person who violates subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 486)

NRS 484.365  School bus: Maximum speed.  A school bus shall not exceed a speed of 55 miles per hour when transporting pupils to and from school or any activity which is properly a part of a school program.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 1486; A 1973, 1297; 1977, 407)

NRS 484.366  School zone or school crossing zone: Speed limit; designation; signs; determination of hours in which speed limit is in effect.

      1.  A person shall not drive a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour in an area designated as a school zone except:

      (a) On a day on which school is not in session;

      (b) During the period from a half hour after school is no longer in operation to a half hour before school is next in operation;

      (c) If the zone is designated by an operational speed limit beacon, during the hours when the pupils of the school are in class and the yellow lights of the speed limit beacon are not flashing in the manner which indicates that the speed limit is in effect; or

      (d) If the zone is not designated by an operational speed limit beacon, during the times when the sign designating the school zone indicates that the speed limit is not in effect.

      2.  A person shall not drive a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 25 miles per hour in an area designated as a school crossing zone except:

      (a) On a day on which school is not in session;

      (b) During the period from a half hour after school is no longer in operation to a half hour before school is next in operation;

      (c) If the zone is designated by an operational speed limit beacon, during the hours when the pupils of the school are in class and the yellow lights of the speed limit beacon are not flashing in the manner which indicates that the speed limit is in effect; or

      (d) If the zone is not designated by an operational speed limit beacon, during the times when the sign designating the school zone indicates that the speed limit is not in effect.

      3.  The governing body of a local government or the Department of Transportation shall designate school zones and school crossing zones. An area must not be designated as a school zone if imposing a speed limit of 15 miles per hour would be unsafe because of higher speed limits in adjoining areas.

      4.  Each such governing body and the Department shall provide signs to mark the beginning and end of each school zone and school crossing zone which it respectively designates. Each sign marking the beginning of such a zone must include a designation of the hours when the speed limit is in effect or that the speed limit is in effect when children are present.

      5.  With respect to each school zone and school crossing zone in a school district, the superintendent of the school district or his designee, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation and the governing body of the local government that designated the school zone or school crossing zone and after consulting with the principal of the school and the agency that is responsible for enforcing the speed limit in the zone, shall determine the times when the speed limit is in effect.

      6.  As used in this section, “speed limit beacon” means a device which is used in conjunction with a sign and equipped with two or more yellow lights that flash alternately to indicate when the speed limit in a school zone or school crossing zone is in effect.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 640; A 1993, 2586; 1999, 2674)

NRS 484.3665  School zone or school crossing zone: Requirements for signs; placement of portable signs.

      1.  Each permanent sign which designates a school zone or school crossing zone and the speed limit in that zone must be uniform in size and color and must clearly designate the hours during which the speed limit applies.

      2.  Each portable sign designating a school zone or school crossing zone and the speed limit in the zone must be uniform in size and color. A portable sign may be placed on or beside a roadway only during those hours when pupils are arriving at and leaving regularly scheduled school sessions.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 640; A 2001, 955; 2003, 365)