Ticket Busters: ‘Driving Too Slowly’ in Nevada
We all know that driving too fast will get you a speeding ticket but did you know that driving too slowly can lead to a citation as well.
Driving too slowly in Nevada is comparable to a speeding ticket in the fact that it will give a driver 2 demerit points on there drivers license.
It is considered a minor offense for a first-time offender but if not handled properly can lead to further complications.
This law is referred to as the ‘Move Over Law’.
This is when a driver in the far-left passing lane is driving too slowly on a Nevada highway.
This can be dangerous as we all know that the left-hand lane is usually for faster traffic that are trying to pass other vehicles.
In Las Vegas the fines for this ticket will increase with each offense.
First offense is $50, second offense $100 and third time is $250.
NRS 484B.623, NRS 484B.627, 484B.630
Driving slowly and the minimum speed limit laws are there to keep the traffic flowing safely.
Here are some things you should know.
- Do not drive a motor vehicle at a slow speed that hinders the safe flow of traffic on the highway. The exception is if it is necessary for safety reasons.
- If a public authority regulates through engineering and investigation that slow speeds are impeding the normal movement of traffic, they can set a minimum speed limit that a driver should not drive under.
- Appropriate signage should be visible
- If the paved highway has one lane on each side of the road the driver must stay in the far right of the lane.
- If there are two lanes going in each direction the driver should stay in the far-right lane unless passing another slower vehicle.
- If there are 5 or more vehicles behind forming a line behind a motorist driving slowly on a road with 1 lane in each direction, it must turn off the road at the nearest turnout or safe area.
- A slow-moving driver is considered a driver travelling at a speed less than the posted speed limit.
There are some exceptions to ‘Driving Too Slowly’ in Nevada. Here are a few of them.
- Bad weather like rain, snow and fog will make it necessary to slow down.
- Traffic conditions that make a driver get in the left lane like avoiding an object or hazardous debris on the road.
- If a police officer or official traffic device instructs a driver to drive in the extreme left-hand lane.
- An authorized emergency vehicle needs to get in the left lane for official purposes.
- If the vehicle is part of the highway maintenance or construction of the highway.
As you can see there are exceptions in these traffic tickets and circumstances that can be challenged.
Traffic tickets are often not so cut and dry.
This citation is a misdemeanor and will go on your license if found guilty.
It is always in your best interest to let our defense attorneys at Ticket Busters take a look at your case.
We can often get traffic tickets reduced to a non-moving violation and in some instances thrown out altogether.
Remember a court has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
Call our offices at Ticket Busters today for your free consultation.
Is it possible to get a ‘Driving Too Slowly’ ticket reduced to a non-moving violation
There is a good possibility that this ticket can get reduced to a non-moving violation.
This will however depend on the circumstances surrounding the ticket.
Our top traffic defense lawyers can look over your case and will do our best to help.
‘Driving too Slowly’ Ticket in Nevada and Demerit Points
- 2 Demerit points will be issued if found guilty.
- If a driver receives more than 12 in 1 year the DMV will suspend their license.
- Suspension may be for 6 months
- It is possible to request a hearing with the DMV to contest the suspension.
- If a driver drives on a suspended license, it is a misdemeanor and charges may be up to 6 months in jail and/or $1000 in fines.
Should I Fight the Ticket?
It is always a good idea to fight a traffic ticket.
There is often a good chance that the ticket can be reduced. Getting the ticket reduced can remove the demerit points that can easily add up.
In some cases, the judge may throw the charges out altogether.
Let Ticket Busters help! We are skilled in all types of tickets like, speeding, running red lights and stop signs as well as ‘driving too slowly’.
We can also help with DUI’s, record seals and warrants.
Don’t let a traffic ticket become more complicated than it is.
We will make sure the ticket is handled appropriately so it doesn’t come back to haunt you later.
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What About Traffic School
For a ‘driving too slowly’ ticket traffic school is usually not required.
It is sometimes a way that a judge will accept a reduced sentence upon the completion of a Nevada traffic school.
This can actually be helpful in eliminating demerit points if the judge accepts this and changes the ticket to a non-moving violation.
What About My Insurance Rates
There is a chance that insurance rates may see an increase.
If you can get the demerit points removed and get the ticket lowered to a non-moving violation then it is possible rates will not be affected.
Don’t Ever Ignore a Traffic Ticket in Nevada
A ‘driving too slowly’ ticket may not seem like a big deal but can easily turn into a big mess if a person just ignores it.
The problem begins when the ticket is due and the defendant doesn’t appear in court on the required date.
The judge will then give the defendant a 30-day grace-period to handle it.
Now if that date goes by and the ticket is ignored a bench warrant will be issued by the judge.
The judge can give the defendant an opportunity to do community service before they issue the warrant.
Remember, it is possible that if you just ignore the ticket that a judge may also suspend your license.
A bench warrant can only be recalled if a “motion to quash’ is filed.
This litigation can get complicated and a defense attorney is definitely in a person’s best interest to deal with all this.
The best advice is to take care of the ticket in a timely manner.
Ticket Busters can make the process much easier.
Just knowing that expert attorneys are defending you will save you a lot of stress and time.
How Will a Commercial Driver’s License Be Affected
A CDL will also get 2 demerit points for a ‘driving too slowly’ ticket. The driver then has 30 days to tell their employer of the traffic citation.
Sealing a Conviction of a ‘Driving Too Slowly’ Ticket in Nevada
A person will have to wait for 1 year after the case is closed in order to petition for a record seal.
There is no waiting time for petitioning a seal if there is an acquittal or charges are dismissed.
How is Driving too Slowly a Danger
When it comes to driving too slowly the dangers may not be as obvious as when someone is recklessly driving too fast.
Driving too slowly is dangerous and can cause a serious accident if a driver is impeding traffic in the passing lane.
There is a certain flow of traffic when everyone is following the speed limit and by disrupting that flow the risk level of an accident increases.
This is also why it is recommended that slower traffic travel in the far-right lane.
Speed limits are designed for the safety of everyone travelling the roads of Nevada.
It allows a certain predictability for those sharing the road together.
If a vehicle comes up on another motorist that is well below the speed limit they may need to slam on the breaks or swerve to avoid them.
This is not only dangerous but adds to the stress and frustration of the other drivers.
Most of us on the road have experienced road rage. Maybe from another driver or maybe even yourself.
Either way it is not good and can make an easy drive an entirely different negative experience.
Whenever a driver gets emotional and losses their temper bad things can happen out there.
It is important for all of us to practice safe driving.
This means keeping up with the rules of the roads.
In this instance it means driving the speed limit and staying out of the passing lane unless you are going to use it properly.
How to Contact Us at Ticket Busters?
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There are no appointments necessary.
Provide us with the basic information of your case and let our attorneys and legal pros get started.