Unless otherwise indicated, "devices covered" includes mechanical rides at amusement parks, carnivals and fairs.
Devices Covered: 

“Amusement park” means any permanent facility or park where amusement rides are available for use by the public. "Amusement ride” or “ride” means any type of ride, including, without limitation, any mechanical or aquatic device which carries passengers over a fixed or restricted route primarily for the passengers’ amusement. The terms include any ride propelled by its passengers or gravity if it is located in an amusement park.

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Patron Responsibility Law: 

Only applies to amusement park patrons (not carnival patrons)

NRS 455B.040  Passengers: Duties.  A passenger shall, to the extent that the matter is within the passenger’s control:
1.  Locate and ascertain the meaning of signs in the vicinity of the passenger posted pursuant to NRS 455B.030;
2.  Heed warnings and other information posted by an operator or announced by an authorized agent or employee of an operator; and
3.  Conduct himself or herself in such a manner as to avoid injury to persons and property in an amusement park.
(Added to NRS by 1993, 1332)

NRS 455B.050  Passengers: Prohibited conduct generally.  A passenger shall not:
1.  Embark upon an amusement ride when the passenger knows that he or she has insufficient knowledge or physical ability to use the ride safely;
2.  Purposefully embark upon or disembark from an amusement ride, except at the time and area designated for such a purpose or at the direction and under the direct supervision of an authorized agent or employee of an operator;
3.  Toss, throw or cast or intentionally drop, expel or eject an object from an amusement ride;
4.  Toss, throw or cast an object in the direction of an amusement ride;
5.  Fail or refuse to comply with instructions given to the passenger by an authorized agent or employee of an operator regarding the use of an amusement ride; or
6.  Conduct himself or herself in a manner that could interfere with the safe operation of an amusement ride or with the safety of another passenger.
(Added to NRS by 1993, 1332)

Special Conditions: 

Clark County Department of Building Codes regulates the safety of permanent rides in that county (includes part of Las Vegas).

Date of last update: 
April 10, 2017