Nevada Online Traffic School
Nevada Online Traffic Ticket School and Defensive Driving School
Traffic safety school in Nevada is available for drivers who are ordered to attend traffic school or to take a defensive driving course. In general, these courses are taken for one of three reasons:
Court ordered – when a plea bargain has been struck between a defendant and the court (this will not impact driving record points)
Driving record improvement – drivers who are interested in lowering the points on their record
Insurance payments – saving money on car insurance rates
Understanding Nevada Driving Record Points
Like most states, Nevada DMV uses points to log offenses to your permanent driving record. In Nevada, this is called a demerit point system and is designed to encourage drivers to maintain a clean driving record. When you are convicted of any type of motor vehicle violation, the court notifies the DMV, the DMV calculates the points and the points and offense are recorded on your permanent driving record.
All drivers who have accrued 3 points on their driving record will be notified by the Nevada DMV. Drivers who have 3 to 11 points logged against their driving record are eligible to attend a DMV-licensed defensive driving school. This will allow the driver to have 3 points deducted from the accrued points on their driving record. Voluntary attendance at a defensive driving course in Nevada is limited to one every 12 months.
Points are established for various traffic driving infractions and some of them include:
Driving recklessly: 8 demerit points
Not cooperating or assisting at an accident scene: 6 points
Driving carelessly: 6 points
Failure to yield to traffic: 4 point
Tailgating: 4 points
Failure to obey school bus rules: 4 points
Ignoring local traffic signals: 4 points
Impeding traffic by traveling slow: 2 points
Traveling with high beams lit: 2 points
Additional demerit points for Nevada traffic violations code list and NRS
Drinking & Driving Violations Driving under the influence (NRS 484.379)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Licensing of drivers required (NRS 483.230)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Insurance required (NRS 485.185)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Registration required for certain vehicles (NRS 482.205)
Illegal U-Turn Allowed and prohibited u-turns (NRS 484.337)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Duty to stop...accident involving death or personal injury (NRS 484.219)
Duty to stop...accident involving damage to vehicle or property (NRS 484.221)
Mechanical Violations Equipment of Vehicles (NRS 484.541 to 484.646)
Reckless Driving (NRS 484.377)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Obedience to devices for control of traffic (NRS 484.278)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety belts and shoulder harness (NRS 484.641)
Speeding Restrictions on speed (NRS 484.361 to 484.375)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Equipment of Vehicles (NRS 484.541 to 484.646)
Tracking Nevada Defensive Driving Course Completion
Successful completion of a online Nevada traffic ticket school or defensive driving course will result in the Nevada DMV being notified. The DMV will then give you credit for the traffic course completion.
Once notification has been received, the Nevada DMV will make the appropriate notations on your driving record and will deduct the points you have earned. It is important, as a driver to verify the demerit removal by checking your driving record soon after you have completed traffic school.
Any time a court has ordered a driver attend a defensive driving course or online traffic school the court must be notified by the driver. In most cases, the court will require a certificate of completion be provided to them by the traffic school.
Drivers who are considering Nevada traffic school in order to lower their car insurance rates are strongly encouraged to contact their insurance company FIRST. In some cases, you may not be eligible for a reduction in rates even if they have completed a defensive driving course or traffic school online in Nevada. Should you be eligible and register and complete the online course, make sure your insurer is notified upon completion.
Traffic Tickets in Nevada
If you get a traffic ticket in Nevada there is information you may find helpful in moving through the system, and in minimizing the expenses involved.
First, you should know that once you get a citation, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NDMV) has nothing to do with your payments and can do little to resolve your situation. Traffic tickets in Nevada are handled by the courts in the actual county where you got the ticket. They are who you need to contact for your court appearance dates, your payment information and any other questions related to your NV traffic ticket. The specific contact information for the court you should contact is included on your Nevada citation.
Nevada’s Point System for Traffic Ticket / Violations
The State of Nevada, like most other states, uses a point system. It allows for points to be assigned to your driver license based on the moving violation you received the ticket for. These points will stay on your driving record for a period of time where they may accumulate with additional violations. The accumulation of too many points in too short a period of time can lead to other, more severe penalties.
In Nevada, getting 12 demerit points within a one year period can mean an automatic driver license suspension.
The good news is that you will have fair warning before you reach that level, as the NDMV Nevada DMV will let you know by mail once you have gotten 3 or more points on your record.
Points For Common Nevada Traffic Infractions
Reckless Operation: 8 pts.
Careless Driving: 6 pts.
Tailgating: 4 pts.
Failure to Yield: 4 pts.
Disregarding a traffic device: 4 pts.
Driving too slow: 2 pts.
Excessive speed up to 10mph: 1 pt.
Excessive speed 11-15mph: 2 pts.
Excessive speed 16-20mph: 3 pts.
Excessive speed of 21mph or more: 4 pts.
Speeding by 1-15 mph in a school zone: 4 pts.
Speeding by 16 mph or more in a school zone: 6 pts.
It is important to note that you can attend a State of Nevada approved traffic safety school, either in a classroom or online and delete 3 pts. from your driving record. This can be done once in any one year period.
The Cost of Bad Driving in Nevada
Along with fines, court costs, and the points added to your license, traffic tickets in Nevada may effect the cost of your auto insurance. You’ll want to check with your specific insurance agent or company for details, because some companies only increase rates based on convictions, while others may not increase rates if you’ve eliminated the ticket through traffic school.
Safe, defensive driving is your best way to avoid the problems associated with a traffic ticket in Nevada.
Defensive driving is using anticipation to be ready to react to situations involving other drivers, or even pedestrians and cyclists on the roadways. By looking ahead and around you when driving, and anticipating what other drivers may do, you can avoid many negative situations on the highway.
Some insurance companies even offer discounts for safe Nevada drivers and for drivers who have pro-actively attended an online traffic school or in-person traffic school. Contact your insurance carrier for details.
While many courts in Nevada offer their own traffic school programs, you can attend any Nevada DMV approved traffic online course like the one we offer.