Aggressive driving, an offense very similar to reckless driving, is a separate and distinct traffic violation in the Nevada criminal code, but consists of at least three different violations of the traffic law as detailed in the law. This charge requires a driver commit at least three different moving violations, one of which must be speeding, within a one-mile distance.
The law spells out specific acts, in addition to speeding, that constitute aggressive driving. Any two or any single act performed twice will subject you to an aggressive driving charge.
- Failure to obey an official traffic-control device
- Overtaking and passing another vehicle on the right by driving off the paved portion of the highway
- Improper or unsafe driving on a highway that has marked lanes for traffic (failing to use turn signals for lane change)
- Following another vehicle too closely
- Failing to yield right-of-way
Penalties for Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving is considered a misdemeanor. This charge has progressively harsher penalties as the number of violations increase. The penalties are:
- First Offense – fine of at least $250 but not more than $1,000, and/or imprisonment in county jail for no more than six months.
- Second Offense – a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $1,500, and/or imprisonment in county jail for no more than six months.
- Third Offense – a fine of at least $1,500 but not more than $2,000, and/or imprisonment in county jail for no more than six months.
Additionally, the court will require attendance at a state approved Traffic Safety School at the driver’s expense.
If a second or subsequent offense occurs within two years of a previous conviction, the court is required to suspend the driver’s license for one year. If a driver’s license is already suspended, the additional time will be added to the current suspension and will run consecutive to the original suspension.
Due to the complexity of this law, and the short distance required for it to be measured, in many cases the traffic officer will charge with reckless driving, or one or more of the driving infractions upon which the aggressive driving charge is based.
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