The State of Nevada does not post an inclement speed limit.
Under Nevada Revised Statute 484B.600 Basic rule; It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle of any kind or character at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface and width of the highway, the weather and other highway conditions.
Under NRS 484B.603 Duty of driver to decrease speed under certain circumstances; The fact that the speed of a vehicle is lower than the prescribed limits does not relieve a driver from the duty to decrease speed by reason of weather or other highway conditions, and speed must be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering a highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
Citations can be issued based on the officers observation without having caused a crash.
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From: FHWA Freight Planning [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dale A Tabat
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 1:28 PM
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Subject: Inclement weather speed limit reductions
The Washington State DOT is interested in information on the following:
1) Are there any states that decrease the posted speed limit in the event of
inclement weather (snow and ice in particular) and if so how is that
accomplished? Is the speed limit decrease applied to specific road segments
only or can it be incorporated across a state's entire highway system? Looking
for related information for all traffic in general and freight trucks in particular.
2) Are there any urban areas that issue chain requirements for freight trucks
during snow/ice conditions?
Thank you for any input.
Dale A Tabat
Truck Freight Program and Policy Manager
Washington State Departemnt of Transportation
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