Nevada’s distracted driving law prohibits motorists from driving while texting or using a handheld phone. Here’s what the law says, including its exceptions.
Nevada’s texting-while-driving law says that no motorist while operating a vehicle can use a cellphone or other handheld wireless communication device to:
Basically, the law prohibits wireless device that requires the driver to use a hand or look away from the road.
Nevada’s distracted driving also prohibits handheld cellphone use while driving. Drivers can use a phone for voice communications only if the device is in voice-operated mode. However, drivers can use their hands for the limited purpose of activating, deactivating, or initiating a function of the device.
Nevada’s distracted driving restrictions don’t apply to:
Generally, all the exceptions to handheld device use relate to emergency work and situations.
Distracted driving is a misdemeanor in Nevada. A conviction carries a fine of:
The fines are doubled for violations that occur in work or pedestrian safety zones. A second or subsequent offense will also result in traffic violation demerit points.