Nearly 200 Distracted Drivers Ticketed in Nevada

March 2, 2015

Nearly 200 people in the Reno-Sparks, Nev. area were cited for distracted driving during a special enforcement effort earlier this month.

The Nevada Highway Patrol and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office joined Reno and Sparks police in the distracted driving awareness campaign.

Between Feb. 12 and Feb. 23, they made a total of 344 traffic stops and cited drivers for a total of 452 violations.

figs_distractedThe most, a total of 195, were cited for talking on cellphones or other activities that distracted their driving.

The officers also wrote 97 speeding tickets and cited 38 people for failure to show proof of insurance

In addition, deputies arrested two people on drug charges and three on fugitive charges.

Only one ticket was written for failure to wear a seat belt.

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