Recently, laws regarding teen driving in Las Vegas were updated. These regulations reflect the Nevada Legislature's concern about the high rate of vehicle accidents and driving related fatalities among new drivers. In 1999, one fifth of all fatal driving accidents in Nevada involved teen drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are also the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in America.
Las Vegas teens are subject to new curfew laws. Drivers under the age of 18 may not drive between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless traveling to or from a scheduled event (such as a planned event for work or a school). Law enforcement officers may ask drivers to show proof of the scheduled event. Although this law applies to drivers statewide, there are also local laws on the book that teens should be aware of. Las Vegas minors currently have a curfew of 9 p.m. (unless accompanied by an adult) on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown. In other areas of Las Vegas, the minor curfew is 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Another new law of concern to Las Vegas teens relates to the experience log that new drivers must keep during the training process. Drivers under the age of 18 who apply for a full license must submit a written log of dates and time conducted of their behind-the-wheel experience. Most Nevada teens are also required to a Certificate of Completion of drivers education. Teens can earn this by enrolling in and completing a drivers education course such as the one found at DriversEd.com
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