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Prepare and pass your Nevada DMV Exam in the first try using this manual and the Practice Exams from www.dmv-exam-guide.com - These NEW Practice exams, based on authentic Nevada DMV permit tests, will give you more of 300 multiple choice questions & right answers, about rules of the road and traffic signals used in Nevada and USA.

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Drivers Handbook

October 2011

Brian SandovalGovernor

Troy L. DillardDirector

NEVADA DRIVERS HANDBOOKDEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES 555 Wright Way Carson City, Nevada 89711-0400 This handbook has been written in an informal style for easy reading. As you read, you will find information on the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes you need to drive safely. You will also find general licensing requirements, some basic traffic laws, explanations of signs and signals, material on driving under the influence and defensive driving tips. The knowledge test for your Nevada license is based on the information in this manual. However, this handbook does not give the exact wording of traffic laws and it does not discuss all of them. For specific laws, please refer to the Nevada Revised Statutes. NRS copies are available in the public libraries and online at leg.state.nv.us.

Key Changes in This EditionNew laws listed are effective October 1, 2011 Page 15 Added text on a new law concerning anatomical gifts (Senate Bill 337). Page 19 Added a section on new laws banning hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving (SB 140). Pages 37 and 50 Added information on new laws regarding passing bicyclists (SB 248). Pages 50, 51 and 59 Added language on new penalties for minor collisions with bicycles and pedestrians (Assembly Bill 328). Page 59 - Added information on new penalties for repeated lapses in vehicle insurance coverage (SB 323 effective 7/1/2011).

Cover Photo: Valley of Fire State Park

Table of ContentsCHAPTER 1 GETTING YOUR NEVADA DRIVERS LICENSE ..................................... 5New Nevada Residents ............................................................................................................................................ 6 Documents You Will Need ...................................................................................................................................... 7 Testing ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Young Drivers ......................................................................................................................................................... 9 Instruction Permits ................................................................................................................................................ 10 Passenger Restrictions and Curfews ..................................................................................................................... 10 Drivers License Classications ............................................................................................................................ 11 Restrictions ........................................................................................................................................................... 11 Endorsements ........................................................................................................................................................ 12 Commercial Drivers License (CDL) .................................................................................................................... 12 Motorcycle Instruction Permit and License .......................................................................................................... 13 Renewals ................................................................................................................................................................ 14 Restricted License .................................................................................................................................................. 14 Change of Address or Name .................................................................................................................................. 14 Duplicate License................................................................................................................................................... 15 Identication Cards ................................................................................................................................................ 15 Organ Donors ......................................................................................................................................................... 15 Fees ........................................................................................................................................................................ 16

CHAPTER 2 BUCKLE UP ....................................................................................... 17Unattended Children and Pets ............................................................................................................................... 17 Traveling with Babies and Children ...................................................................................................................... 18

CHAPTER 3 DRIVING SAFELY .............................................................................. 19Getting Ready to Drive .......................................................................................................................................... 19 Cell Phones and Texting ........................................................................................................................................ 19 The Rules of the Road............................................................................................................................................ 20 Signs, Signals and Markings .................................................................................................................................. 20 Signs ................................................................................................................................................................ 20 Signals ............................................................................................................................................................. 22 Highway Markings ......................................................................................................................................... 24 Right-of-Way ........................................................................................................................................................ 26 Controlling Speed ................................................................................................................................................. 27 Freeway Driving ................................................................................................................................................... 28 Ramp Meters and High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes .................................................................................. 29 Anti-Lock Braking Systems .................................................................................................................................. 30 Stopping ................................................................................................................................................................ 31 Defensive Driving Tips ......................................................................................................................................... 32 What To Do If You Are Stopped By Law Enforcement ........................................................................................ 33 Racial Proling ...................................................................................................................................................... 33 Roundabouts ......................................................................................................................................................... 34 Signaling, Turning, Lane Changes and Passing .................................................................................................... 35 Signaling .......................................................................................................................................................... 35 Turning ............................................................................................................................................................ 35 Lane changes ................................................................................................................................................... 36 U-Turns............................................................................................................................................................ 36 Passing Another Vehicle .................................................................................................................................. 37 Passing Bicyclists ............................................................................................................................................ 37 Passing Parked Vehicles .................................................................................................................................. 38

Parking ................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Colored Curb Markings ................................................................................................................................... 38 Parallel Parking ............................................................................................................................................... 39 Parking on a Hill.............................................................................................................................................. 39 No Parking Allowed .......................................