Kids, Pets, and Driving in Las Vegas

Las Vegas driving can be distracting enough. Add children or a pet to your vehicle and driving in Las Vegas can be almost impossible. Nevada law requires drivers to comply with certain provisions when transporting children and pets. We offer these reminders of the law in Nevada. If you don’t follow it, chances are you will receive a ticket.

What are the laws about kids in cars in Las Vegas?

  • It is against the law to leave a child under the age of 7 in an unattended vehicle if if the conditions present a significant risk to the health and safety of that child unless the child is being supervised by, and within sight of, a person at least 12 years old.
  • It is illegal to leave a dog or cat unattended in a vehicle during periods of extreme heat or cold. Law enforcement, firefighters and other officials may use reasonable force to rescue the animal.
  • Passengers under 18 may not ride in the back of a pickup or flatbed truck. This does not apply, however, to farming and ranching activity, parades or to camper shells or slide-in campers.

Remember these basic rules when transporting children or pets and avoid a ticket. The fines associated with these offenses can be costly. If you have received a ticket for leaving your children or pets unattended or transporting your children or pets in violation of the law, call us today. We can help.