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Approach to stopped authorized emergency vehicle making use of flashing lights: Duties of approaching driver; penalty. NRS 484.364
1. Upon approaching an authorized emergency vehicle which is stopped and is making use of flashing lights meeting the requirements of subsection 3 of NRS 484.787, the driver of the approaching vehicle shall, in the absence of other direction given by a peace officer:
(a) Decrease the speed of his vehicle to a speed that is:
(1) Reasonable and proper, pursuant to the criteria set forth in subsection 1 of NRS 484.361; and
(2) Less than the posted speed limit, if a speed limit has been posted;
(b) Proceed with caution;
(c) Be prepared to stop; and
(d) If possible, drive in a lane that is not adjacent to the lane in which the emergency vehicle is stopped, unless roadway, traffic, weather or other conditions make doing so unsafe or impossible.
2. A person who violates subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.
This Nevada Statute concerns a driver’s approach to a stoppled authorized emergency vehicle which is displaying flashing lights. A driver who violates this statute may be deemed by the court to have committed “negligence per se”.
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