Nevada

Deaths in Crashes Involving Teen Drivers in Nevada
In 2011, 26 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in Nevada. 
 
Graduated Driver Licensing Laws in Nevada
The current GDL law in Nevada includes the following components: 
 
  • A three-stage licensing system beginning at age 15 years and 6 months for learner’s permit, age 16 for the intermediate stage, and age 18 for full licensure
  • A mandatory 6 month holding period for the learner’s permit stage
  • A minimum of 50 hours of supervised practice driving during the learner’s permit stage, at least 10 of which must be at night
  • A prohibition on unsupervised nighttime driving between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. during the intermediate stage (secondary enforcement)
  • A passenger restriction prohibiting more than one passenger younger than age 18 for the first 6 months after licensure (secondary enforcement)
 
These changes are needed to improve Nevada’s GDL law and meet optimal GDL provisions
 
  • Require age 16 for entry into the learner’s permit stage
  • Strengthen the passenger restriction to prohibit more than one non-familial passenger under the age of 21 unless a licensed driver over age 21 is in the vehicle, for the entire intermediate stage through age 17
  • Add a prohibition on non-emergency use of cell phones and other communications devices , including texting while driving, during the learner’s permit and intermediate stages
  • Require a nighttime driving restriction for all teen drivers

 

For more information and to contact your state representative, please visit: http://leg.state.nv.us/.

To contact your Member of Congress about optimal GDL provisions, please visit: http://www.saferoads.org/write-congress/nevada