Nevada DMV Demerit Point System

In Las Vegas, Nevada if you receive 12 or more demerit points on your driver’s license during any 12-month period, the Nevada DMV will revoke your license for a period of 6 months. The potential of demerit points and the losing your license, is one of several reasons of why it is important to hire The Law Office of Michael A. Troiano to handle your traffic ticket matter. If you accumulate anywhere between 3-11 points, you may have 3 demerit points removed by completing an approved Nevada DMV traffic safety course, as long as the course is not part of a plea bargain reached with the court. 12 months after you received the demerit points on your license they will be automatically removed from your total, but the traffic offense will still remain, which can lead to increased insurance rates.

Below is a list of some of the more common traffic ticket offenses and how they rank on the Nevada DMV Demerit Point System. If your citation is not listed below, Mr. Troiano will be happy to address any questions or concerns regarding your traffic ticket, and handle the matter promptly.

Reckless Driving

8

Speeding

Careless Driving

6

1 – 10 mph over posted limit

1

Failure to give information or render aid at the scene of an accident

6

11 – 20 mph over posted limit

2

Following too closely

4

21 – 30 mph over posted limit

3

Failure to yield right-of-way

4

31 – 40 mph over posted limit

4

Passing a school bus when signals are flashing

4

41 mph or more over posted limit

5

Hand-held cellphone use or texting
(2nd and subsequent offenses)

4

Prima Facie speed violation or driving too fast for the conditions

2

Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign

4

Impeding traffic, driving too slowly

2

Failure to dim headlights

2