Traffic Tickets in NevadaPage Overview
Traffic tickets―sooner or later, they're bound to happen to practically everyone. While getting one doesn't have to be a disaster, there are still some things you should know.
Once you receive a traffic ticket, the DMV does not oversee payments or resolutions. The court in the county where you received the ticket will be the agency to contact for payment information, court appearance details, and answers to other ticket-related questions. The contact information for that court should be listed on your ticket.
Nevada assigns a point scale to many moving violations, and these points will show up on your driving record. Every traffic ticket you receive (excluding parking tickets) will increase the points on your record, and if you accrue too many in a short amount of time, you might find yourself in trouble.
12 points in 12 months can get you an automatic driver's license suspension. You'll be warned before you get there, though; the DMV will notify you by mail once you've accrued three or more points on your record.
Here's a quick list of the points given for common infractions:
- Reckless driving: 8 points.
- Careless driving: 6 points.
- Following too closely: 4 points.
- Failing to yield right-of-way: 4 points.
- Disregarding traffic light or stop sign: 4 points.
- Driving too slowly: 2 points.
- Speeding (up to 10 mph over limit): 1 point.
- Speeding (11-20 mph over limit): 2 points.
- Speeding (21-30 mph over limit): 3 points.
- Speeding (31-40 mph or more over limit): 4 points.
You can attend a DMV-approved traffic safety school and erase 3 points from your driving record in any 12-month period.
Find out more about Nevada's Demerit Point System on the DMV site.
For information on how to view your complete driving history in Nevada, please read our page about NV Driving Records.Pay Your Nevada Traffic Ticket Online
Many county courts within the State of Nevada will allow you to pay your traffic ticket instantly online. Select the court which issued your traffic ticket below and skip a trip to the traffic court.
If the Nevada issuing court is not listed above, follow the instructions on below.
Besides adding points to your driving record, a traffic ticket can also negatively affect your insurance rates. These days, even one ticket can result in big increases to your payments. Check with your insurance carrier for more details. Some companies only count convictions, and others will not penalize you if you've taken care of the ticket through traffic school.
The real truth behind all this ticket information is that simply being a safe driver will help you avoid a lot of hassle and paperwork.
The DMV has prepared a number of information sheets with helpful information and tips about becoming a better driver all around:
- Speed and Aggressive Driving.
- Seat Belts & Child Safety Seats.
- Driving Under the Influence.
- Older Drivers.
- Motorcycle Safety & Licensing.
The DMV has also partnered with Clark County and other local businesses to create a safe driving campaign called Bad Driving: What's Your Excuse?.Other Topics in This Section