Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention from driving, including: talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to others in your vehicle, using the stereo or your navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the road.
It is a crime to physically handle a cell phone or other electronic device while driving in Nevada, including talking, texting, going online, programming a handheld GPS, or playing music.
It is illegal to use an electronic, handheld device at a stoplight.
Fines range from $50 for the 1st offense to $250 and a six-month license suspension for subsequent offenses within a seven-year period. Penalties may be increased if the alleged violation occurs in a work zone.
Use hands-free devices or in-car systems that act on voice command, including a navigation system that is affixed to the vehicle.
Pull off the road and use your handheld device to report a medical emergency, a safety hazard, or criminal activity.
Set a good example by not multi-tasking when driving, including using your cell phone, applying make-up or programming a GPS.
Have your child sign a pledge not to use their cell phone while driving – and hold them accountable.
Enable technology on phones and vehicles that sends an auto response when you are driving, and use voice-activated systems when necessary.