Nevada passes ban on cell phone use while driving

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Carson City, NV – Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) on June 17 signed a law making Nevada the 34th state to ban texting while driving and the ninth to prohibit all handheld cell phone use while driving.

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, violators of the law will face a fine of up to $100 for the first offense, up to $200 for the second offense and up to $250 for the third offense. Third-time offenders also can have their driver’s license suspended. Law enforcement can begin issuing warnings on Oct. 1.

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