Safety belts and shoulder harness assembly.
1.It is unlawful to drive a passenger car manufactured after:
(a)January 1, 1968, on a highway unless it is equipped with at least two lap-type safety belt assemblies for use in the front seating positions.
(b)January 1, 1970, on a highway unless it is equipped with a lap-type safety belt assembly for each permanent seating position for passengers. This requirement does not apply to the rear seats of vehicles operated by a police department or sheriff’s office.
(c)January 1, 1970, unless it is equipped with at least two shoulder-harness-type safety belt assemblies for use in the front seating positions.
2.Any person driving, and any passenger who:
(a)Is 6 years of age or older; or
(b)Weighs more than 60 pounds, regardless of age,
3.A citation must be issued to any driver or to any adult passenger who fails to wear a safety belt as required by subsection 2. If the passenger is a child who:
(a)Is 6 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, regardless of weight; or
(b)Is less than 6 years of age but who weighs more than 60 pounds,
4.A violation of subsection 2:
(a)Is not a moving traffic violation under NRS 483.473.
(b)May not be considered as negligence or as causation in any civil action or as negligent or reckless driving under NRS 484B.653.
(c)May not be considered as misuse or abuse of a product or as causation in any action brought to recover damages for injury to a person or property resulting from the manufacture, distribution, sale or use of a product.
5.The Department shall exempt those types of motor vehicles or seating positions from the requirements of subsection 1 when compliance would be impractical.
6.The provisions of subsections 2 and 3 do not apply:
(a)To a driver or passenger who possesses a written statement by a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse certifying that the driver or passenger is unable to wear a safety belt for medical or physical reasons;
(b)If the vehicle is not required by federal law to be equipped with safety belts;
(c)To an employee of the United States Postal Service while delivering mail in the rural areas of this State;
(d)If the vehicle is stopping frequently, the speed of that vehicle does not exceed 15 miles per hour between stops and the driver or passenger is frequently leaving the vehicle or delivering property from the vehicle; or
(e)Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.500, to a passenger riding in a means of public transportation, including a school bus or emergency vehicle.
7.It is unlawful for any person to distribute, have for sale, offer for sale or sell any safety belt or shoulder harness assembly for use in a motor vehicle unless it meets current minimum standards and specifications of the United States Department of Transportation.
Section 484D.495 — Safety belts and shoulder harness assembly.,