Driving and Commuting
NAS Fallon is about 6 miles southeast of Fallon. The main highways through the town are U.S. highways 50 and 95. Both provide easy access to the air station. Simply follow the signs to NAS Fallon off the main roads. Interstate 80 is about 30 miles from Fallon and is accessible from U.S. 95 or Alternate 50. Interstate 80 also leads to Reno, 64 miles to the west.
The Nevada Department of Transportation offers driving tips and road condition information at www.nevadadot.com. The department provides updates about incidents on specified routes at www.nvroads.com or by dialing 511 or 877-687-3237.
Nevada Department of Public Safety
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
973 W. Williams St.
Fallon, NV 89406
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issues driver’s licenses, identification cards, license plates and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms and general information at www.dmvnv.com/dmvforms.htm.
Nevada residents who are stationed in Nevada are subject to the same licensing and vehicle registration requirements as non-military. Driver licenses must be renewed before expiration. Nevada does not grant automatic extensions to military members, spouses or dependents. However, active-duty members of the military, federal employees and their spouses and dependents may renew by mail continually.
It is recommended that you renew your driver license in person at a DMV office while you are in Nevada. You may renew at any time. You do not have to wait for the expiration date. You may renew at any DMV office regardless of your city or county of residence.
The state spells out what is required for licensing and insurance in the Nevada Driver’s Handbook, which can be downloaded at www.dmvnv.com/pdfforms/dlbook.pdf.
Nevada prohibits drivers from talking or texting on a handheld cellphone or similar device while operating a motor vehicle, with fines of up to $250 for violations. The Department of Transportation warns that not only is cellphone use while driving banned in Nevada, but you are four times more likely to crash when driving while talking on a cellphone.
Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at www.dmvnv.com/dmvforms.htm, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.
Nevada Department of Transportation
Visit the Nevada Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, and to view live traffic cameras.