Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62E.200
Restrictions concerning community service and programs of work on or near highways or in other dangerous situations.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a child is required to perform any work or community service pursuant to the provisions of this title, the supervising entity shall not allow the child to perform the work or community service on or near a highway or in any other dangerous situation.

2.

A supervising entity may allow a child to perform work or community service on or near a controlled-access highway if:

(a)

The child is not required to perform any work or service in the median of the highway;

(b)

The work or service is performed behind a guardrail or other safety barrier;

(c)

Appropriate warning signs are placed on the highway at least 100 yards in front of the location where the child is working from both directions, as appropriate based on the speed of the vehicles traveling on the highway;

(d)

A vehicle with an amber light placed on top of the vehicle is placed at the site in a manner which shields the child from traffic;

(e)

The child is required to wear a reflective vest and an orange hat;

(f)

The supervising entity obtains written permission from the parent or guardian of the child; and

(g)

The supervising entity obtains written permission from and complies with all safety rules of the governmental entity with authority over the controlled-access highway.

3.

A supervising entity may allow a child to perform work or community service on or near a highway that does not have controlled access if:

(a)

The child is not required to perform any work or service in the median of the highway;

(b)

Appropriate warning signs are placed at least 100 yards in front of the location where the child is working from both directions, as appropriate based on the speed of the vehicles traveling on the highway;

(c)

A vehicle with an amber light placed on top of the vehicle is placed at the site in a manner which shields the child from traffic;

(d)

The child is required to wear a reflective vest and an orange hat;

(e)

The supervising entity obtains written permission from the parent or guardian of the child; and

(f)

The supervising entity obtains written permission from and complies with all safety rules of the governmental entity with authority over the highway.

4.

Upon the request of the parent or guardian of the child who is assigned to perform work or community service on or near a highway pursuant to subsection 2 or 3, the supervising entity shall make available to the parent or guardian information regarding the nature of the work or community service to be performed by the child and the specific location at which the work or community service is to be performed.

5.

As used in this section:

(a)

Controlled-access highway means every highway to or from which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by a public authority.

(b)

Other dangerous situation means any situation that poses a reasonably foreseeable risk that serious bodily harm or injury to a child could occur.

(c)

Supervising entity means a person or entity that is responsible for supervising children who are ordered to perform work or community service pursuant to the provisions of this title.
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