Cinderella’s Curfew in Las Vegas

Cinderella's Curfew in Las Vegas

Who knew you and Cinderella had the same curfew? When the clock strikes at twelve, make sure you’re home and don’t be late like Cinderella herself. Las Vegas has a curfew for anyone under eighteen.

The curfew law was issued due to the leading cause of death among teenagers: vehicle crashes during night time driving.

Not many minors knew that this law applies to them or even that the law existed since it is not as enforced as many people believe it should.

“No, I’m not aware, I actually haven’t heard about it,” said Josh Pagsuyoin, who was also not aware of the curfew.

“I think it’s a great idea because things are so bad. This is a big city where adults are. Especially on the strip, it’s needed,” said Graphic Design teacher Kelly Charles.

If under the age of eighteen, it is required for you to be home by 10 p.m. and not leave until 5 a.m. unless a parent or guardian accompanies you. 

Fridays and Saturdays have a curfew of midnight and restrict minors until 5 a.m. in any area of Las Vegas. Minors also must be off the strip and downtown by 10 p.m.

“Considering the city that we are, the city that never sleeps, I think it is a good way to have parental control over your kids, but still there’s a lot of fun that may happen afterwards, but I get it, the dangers it can provide in Vegas,” said Sophomore Wendy Obregon.

Driving in the city also has its own curfew, though it’s similar, you may not drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless you are traveling to a scheduled event, like school or work.

Every minor should get home by the required time so no one will be in risk of the fine that is issued to the parent or guardian, which starts at thirty-five dollars, just for breaking this law.