Anyone ever ticketed for NV seatbelt violation?

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Anyone ever ticketed for NV seatbelt violation?

Postby DoctorIknow » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:06 pm

At one time I researched the NV DMV and it seems that everyone in the vehicle must be wearing a seat belt.

Anyone ever ticketed in Nevada for a passenger not wearing a belt?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:09 pm

I'm pretty sure that the "everyone in the car must have a seatbelt" thing is standard in all states. Although, I agree that there may be local differences in enforcement.
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Postby lucky420 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:16 pm

I was ticketed for not wearing a seat belt in Reno last October. Didn't have my license or insurance info on me either. :lol: The cop was very nice about it. The ticket originally came to something like $500 but after proof of drivers lic and insurance it was adjusted down to around $70 (sorry bad memory). I was originally stopped because I had a tail light out.

Passengers are required to wear a seat belt in Nevada...
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Postby DoctorIknow » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:38 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I'm pretty sure that the "everyone in the car must have a seatbelt" thing is standard in all states.


Not true. A great state by state chart in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_belt_ ... ted_States

The question isn't about the law in NV, it's about if it's enforced.

It would seem the easiest ticket EVER for a LEO to scan some freaky vehicle going to BM and determine that absolutely everyone in it isn't wearing a belt.
Even though in NV it's a "secondary offense" (meaning the LEO can't stop and ticket for ONLY the seat belt law) it would be a good fishing expedition to see if there is a "primary" offense happening.

I just want to hear stories of enforcement. If there aren't any, then I'll be able to share more space with ride shares.
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Postby lucky420 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:47 pm

Well I was pulled over for a simple tail light being out and got popped for no seat belt. The ticket was (after being adjusted down) essentially for not wearing a seat belt. The cop told me all other charges would be dropped and they were but he was pretty adamant about wearing the seat belt.

Most likely if I would've had passengers in the car also not wearing seat belts the fine would have been greater.

If you don't get stopped for any other reason you should be fine...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:02 pm

DoctorIknow wrote:The question isn't about the law in NV, it's about if it's enforced.

I did say that.
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Postby Trishntek » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:13 am

That's one of the things I appreciated about Wyoming. IF you are wearing your seatbelt when stopped for a moving violation, they deduct $5 off whatever the fine is.

Now that's a POSITIVE incentive to wear it instead of a PUNISHMENT for not wearing a seatbelt.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:27 am

you CAN get pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt in NV, that wiki page needs updated.
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Postby Risky » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:35 am

It is enforced.

It used to be a secondary traffic enforcement law,
meaning one could only be cited for it because the officer stopped you for another traffic infraction,
but that was just changed in the last year.

It is now a primary enforcement law.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:01 am

Thanks Risky, I tried to find proof of that online but came up Dry...I do remember seeing it on the news awhile back.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:14 am

The question I have is this: Why wouldn't you wear a seatbelt? Especially on 447, which is more dangerous by an order of magnatude than I-80.
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Postby Just_Joe » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:04 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Thanks Risky, I tried to find proof of that online but came up Dry...I do remember seeing it on the news awhile back.


http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_ ... s_id=23961
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Postby Thecatman » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:51 pm

lucky420 wrote:Passengers are required to wear a seat belt in Nevada...


I also wonder if someone gets pulled over for whatever reason, and a passenger who is 18+ and also a licenced driver but is not strapped in, Who gets cited?
The passenger for disobeying the law, or the driver for not having control of said passenger?
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Postby mdmf007 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:06 pm

From:
http://nevada.drivinguniversity.com/driving-safety/nevada-seat-belt-law

Nevada Fines for Not Wearing Seat Belts

To be given a citation for not wearing a seat belt in Nevada, you must be pulled over for another infraction since the seat belt law is not a primary offense. The fine for not wearing a seat belt in Nevada is $25. If you are the driver and have a child over the age of six or weighs over 60 pounds not wearing a seat belt, you can be issued a citation. If the driver and child are not wearing a seat belt, only one citation will be given.


The fine for not having your child properly secured in a safety seat is $50.00 to $500.00 or 8 to 50 hours of community service. The violator must also attend a court-assigned 2-hour education program on the proper selection and installation of a child safety seat.


Nevada is not enforcing this law because officials are tedious; it is to keep your children safe, so please respect the rules of the road that govern your child’s safety!
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:59 am

They need to update that site to get the facts straight about seatbelt laws here in Nevada by the looks of it.
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Postby teardropper » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:12 pm

I dunno', I think that seat belts are just a plain good idea. I'm sure someone can site me another statistic about the affects of not using them, but a couple were ejected and killed in an otherwise non fatal type accident just up the road last week.

And why give them any reason to stop you. (Usually hate this, but..) Seems like a win/win.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:53 pm

teardropper wrote:I dunno', I think that seat belts are just a plain good idea. I'm sure someone can site me another statistic about the affects of not using them, but a couple were ejected and killed in an otherwise non fatal type accident just up the road last week.

Scott was an EMT. He'd been to too many scenes where a seat belt could have saved a life. Yeah, sometimes it ensures its loss, but the odds favor the belts.

Edited to add: He used to show me the "star pattern" that heads made on windshields when no seat belt was worn.
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Postby DB Cooper » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:17 pm

I don't wear my seatbelt bc its the law.

If an officer wants to pull you over, they'll find a reason.
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Postby teardropper » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:08 pm

DB Cooper wrote:I don't wear my seatbelt bc its the law.


What're you, 12...?
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Postby DB Cooper » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:09 pm

haha, no I don't like to die. I'd wear it if there wasn't a law
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Postby lucky420 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:32 am

There was an accident in town here last week. A small car rammed into the back of a school bus that was stopped to pick up kids at a highway bus stop. The driver and front seat passenger were buckled in. The passenger in the back seat was not wearing a seat belt he was ejected through the front window and hit the back of the bus head on. It's been reported that the driver was arguing with her brother (back seat passenger) to put his seat belt on and was distracted and that is why she failed to stop. The brother passed away early this morning...R.I.P.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:58 am

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In Or. it's a ticket for each person not belted in.. The state police inforce the belt law in pacts on some week ends.. They train out of Salrm and we have five state HWYs runing through town. Plus the streets around the capital/state buildings..

I keep my lights up and drive properly ay all times..Things like signaling and owning my lane.
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Postby gyre » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:29 am

The possibility of being killed by a flying passenger is not rare.
Unbelted rear passengers often survive and kill the front passengers.
In UK they call it the 'flying granny' effect.

I pointed out somewhere that losing control after an accident often results in a secondary crash and death, often of others too.
It isn't just a personal decision.
To think that people actually worry about guns!
Only an explosion can match what a crash does.

If anyone can't bring themselves to wear belts, I can give you details about what a crash feels like.

There are a dozen sites on the web with photos of road accidents, some more journalistic than others.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:13 pm

And isn't that going to be a "Click It or Ticket" Weekend anyway?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:08 pm

Odds are if anyone gets pulled over that looks like they "need" to get pulled over, the seatbelt violation will likely be the worst of thier worries.
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ticket for driving too close

Postby SuperNakedGirl » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:52 am

nope but got a bs ticket for driving to close to the car in front of me-$350.00 bucks!!
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Postby dragonpilot » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:15 pm

Commonly unknown that even RV passengers in the back must be belted IAW most states. I tell mine if we get stopped sit down and belt up...or hide in the bathroom.
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Postby teardropper » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:35 pm

My '77 only has seat belts in front. Not shoulders. Nothing in back. Think the front is 'grandfathered', is the back, too? No one really rides back there, only use the thing for BM, but it could happen.
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Postby jkisha » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:And isn't that going to be a "Click It or Ticket" Weekend anyway?


LOL That's definitely a CA thing. It's about all those Amber Alert signs advertise anymore.
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Postby jkisha » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:52 pm

teardropper wrote:
DB Cooper wrote:I don't wear my seatbelt bc its the law.


What're you, 12...?


How do you know he didn't mean this: "I don't wear my seat belt because it's the law; I wear it because it is designed to keep me safe."?

Then he would be a rather intelligent 12 year old, no?
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