The Nevada state government wants you to know that it will never ever allow you to drive on any dirt road.
This is according to the latest draft of the state’s new “Road Rules”, which has been approved by the state senate and signed into law by Gov.
The proposed law states:The proposed new law will prevent anyone from driving on any road or highway that has been identified by the Nevada Department of Transportation as a “dangerous” road, including:• Interstate highways• State highways• National highways• Interstate bridges• Highways to provide access to certain facilities• State bridges• State and municipal bridges• Roads to provide entrance to public parking areas, restrooms, or water sources• Roadways with multiple lanes of traffic.
Nevada DOTs road signs will also state that they are only for highways and not private vehicles, and that the state has no plans to issue any other regulations to allow people to drive there.
The Department of Motor Vehicles, which has already received more than 50,000 complaints, has already responded to the new law, issuing a warning letter and warning that people using the dirt roads will be “held accountable for violations of state and local laws.”
It is unclear if any of these roads are currently classified as dangerous, but Sandoval said he does not want people to think the road is “a free-for-all.”
“No matter how dangerous the road may seem, I do not want to see a situation where a reckless driver drives on it, because that is exactly what they did last year,” Sandoval wrote in a letter to the legislature.
“This bill does not allow for that.
We must always maintain the presumption of innocence, and the presumption is still strong that those involved in a deadly accident will be held accountable for their actions.
If you are going to drive this road, you should know how to drive it and not drive on it.”
The new laws also states that the Nevada state Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for any accidents resulting from drivers using dirt roads, and it will take the following actions:• Take immediate steps to remove and destroy any dirt roads that have been identified as dangerous;• Create an online system to report any suspected road conditions;• Identify any other road conditions that are similar to those listed in the Nevada Road Rules;• Take all appropriate action in response to the complaints, including, if necessary, taking enforcement action, as appropriate; and• Report the incidents to the Nevada Motor Vehicle Division and the Nevada Highway Patrol.