The Nevada Highway Patrol is planning a week of zero-tolerance enforcement for drivers who are talking or texting on hand held cell phones in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Month.
April 2013 is National Distracted Driving Month, and the Nevada Highway Patrol is on board with cracking down on drivers who continue to talk or text on hand held cell phones, despite the serious risks. According to NHP spokesman Chuck Allen, many motorists in the state continue to text while driving even though it was made illegal over a year ago.
Last year, the NHP issued 12,275 citations statewide. The first offense is $112, the second is $192 and the third is $350.
The National Safety Council encourages people to get involved by making the pledge to stop using cell phones while driving and to spread awareness of the dangers of distracted driving with others.
According to reports, more than 3,000 people were killed in car accidents involving distracted driving in 2010. It has also been reported that 16 percent of all drivers younger than 20 who were involved in fatal car accidents in 2010 were reported to have been distracted while driving. It is important to discuss the dangers of texting while driving with our kids.
As Las Vegas auto accident lawyers, the attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith represent individuals and families affected by distracted drivers in Las Vegas. Our law firm has made the pledge against distracted driving and encourages you to do the same.
If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident that is caused by a distracted driver, you should contact us for help. We may be able to help you collect financial compensation for your damages.