LAS VEGAS, NV — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) is heavily targeting distracted drivers on the Las Vegas Valley roadways.
The LVMPD is working closely with the Zero Fatalities Campaign in an effort to warn drivers of the serious dangers associated with distracted driving.
In the State of Nevada, it is considered a crime to physically hold any type of electronic device while driving. This includes talking on a cell phone, texting, browsing the internet, and programming a handheld GPS device, to name a few.
This law applies to vehicles both in motion and stopped at a red light.
For first-time violators, the fines range from $50 to $250. For recurring offenders within a seven-year period, the penalties can include hefty fines alongside a six-month license suspension.
Distracted Driving Statistics
According to the Zero Fatalities website, 1 in 4 car crashes are a direct result of distracted driving. Additionally, nearly 58% of fatal distracted driving accidents were single vehicle car crashes. Therefore, putting the phone down and focusing on the road will not only help keep others safe; it will ensure a safer commute for you as well.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in Las Vegas, NV due to a distracted driver, contact our attorney 24/7 for a free consultation at (702) 800-0988.