It happens all the time. Drivers are pulled over and cited for laws they had no idea existed. Or, drivers who have been in accidents file a claim and find out they were at fault for breaking a law they weren’t aware of. 

At Henness & Haight Injury Law, we review hundreds of car accidents and truck accidents that occur in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sometimes, our clients learn they violated a Nevada traffic law, which of course, harms their case or reduces their compensation.

If you’ve been in a car accident, however, and you feel you were not at fault, it’s best to consult with a car accident attorney today. 

Take a look at the following car and truck laws that Las Vegas drivers don’t know about.

The Slowpoke Law

Did you know that you could be pulled over or held at fault for going under the speed limit?

That’s right, Nevada passed the slowpoke law in 2017 to combat those folks that like to hang out in the left lane and slow traffic down. According to the AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety, those left-lane campers are the top reason for road rage incidents, which are a factor in up to 56% of fatal accidents. 

Hence, the slowpoke laws. You shouldn’t drive in the left lane unless you are passing another vehicle, but if you drive in the left lane and are driving under the speed limit, you are violating Nevada State Law. Use the left lane to pass, and then move on over.

Nevada Is A “No Phone Zone”

Don’t text and drive. Texting, browsing the internet, or calling people using a hand-held cell phone is a big no in Nevada. If you are in a car accident, your phone will be checked, and if it’s found that it was in use during the accident, you could be found liable.

So what can you do if you absolutely must communicate?

You can:

  • Talk while using a hands-free headset
  • Touch the phone to activate, deactivate, initiate a feature or function on the device while making voice calls
  • Report a medical emergency, a safet