Las Vegas Speed Limits Going Up December 8
If you're driving in from Southern California, Arizona or from Northern
Nevada this weekend you may notice a slight change in the traffic. Don't be
alarmed when a Porsche flies by that Nevada Highway Patrol car in front of
you and you don't see the flash of lights and the sound of sirens.
Comensurate with the signing of legislation by President Clinton revoking
the 55 mph speed limit, Nevada will be raising all of its speed limits as well.
Beginning December 8, 1995 speed limits on many of the more remote Nevada
highways will be raised to as high as 75 mph!
Even though the federal limit has been set at 55 mph since 1974, Nevada
has in the past issued what was known as the "energy-wasting" or "Failure
to Conserve National Resources" ticket. A mere $15, no points, ticket for
driving up to 70 mph in some remote 55 mph zones. Beware, however, this
will reportedly no longer be done and anyone caught speeding in zones
now posted at 55 mph can be punished with the standard much higher fines.
Some specific highway areas of interest to our outer-area driving readers
are as follows:
Of course, just because you saw it here, does not mean the limits are in effect
until you actually SEE THEM POSTED! Also keep in mind that the speed limits
at state lines may change drastically when you cross the border out of Nevada.
And regardless of what speed is legal, everyone should drive at whatever speed
is comfortable for them, safe under prevailing conditions, and safe for the
vehicle they are driving.
- I-15 from the California Border to Las Vegas - 70/75 mph
- I-95 North of Las Vegas - 70 mph
- I-15 Northeast of Las Vegas to Arizona - 75 mph
- I-80 From Reno to Utah - variable from 55 to 75 mph
- Areas I-50 from Lake Tahoe to Ely and Utah - 65mph
- I-395 North of Carson to Reno - 70 mph
- I-95 THROUGH downtown Las Vegas is now 65 mph!
- All other interstates within any city limits - still 55 mph
If your Las Vegas hotel, casino, restaurant or establishment has new
major construction, public activities (sorry, slot tournaments and bingo night
don't count) or other interesting tidbits to offer, send them to us on company
letterhead and if we think LVLG readers will be amazed, astounded, or even
slightly interested we'll publish it. Make sure to send LOTS of pictures!
We love pictures!
Created by PCAP; © Copyright 1995
Last Updated: December 11, 1995