More than 2,000 northern Nevadans have been ticketed for cellphone-related traffic violations in the five months since the use of handheld phones has been banned in motor vehicles.
The Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno police and Washoe County sheriff’s deputies say that’s partly because they’ve been teaming up to crack down on drivers using their phones.
Trooper Chuck Allen says it’s illegal to talk, type or read anything on a phone while driving. Fines go up to $250 depending on the number of offenses.
Allen recommends putting you cellphone in a secure place like the glove compartment so you won’t be tempted to access it while driving.