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Nevada Driving Laws you Should Know

Cell Phones & Texting on Nevada Roadways

During the course of my driving lessons, almost at every stop light there is at least one driver on the phone or texting.

Texting, accessing the internet and hand-held cell phone use while driving are illegal in Nevada. (NRS 484B.165

The fines are $50 for the first offense in seven years, $100 for the second and $250 for the third and subsequent offenses. Fines are subject to doubling if the offense occurs in a work zone. Courts may assess additional administrative fees.

The first offense is not treated as a moving violation. A second or subsequent offense carries 4 demerit points.

You can talk using a hands-free headset and, while making voice calls, touch the phone to “activate, deactivate or initiate a feature or function on the device.”

Other exceptions include:

  • Any person reporting a medical emergency, a safety hazard or criminal activity.

  • Drivers using a voice-operated navigation system affixed to the vehicle or those riding in autonomous vehicles.

  • Drivers using citizen band or other two-way radios that require a license and have a separate, hand-held microphone.

  • Law enforcement officers, firefighters or emergency medical personnel acting within the scope of their employment.

  • Utility workers responding to an outage or emergency and using devices provided by the company.

  • Amateur radio operators providing communications services during an emergency or disaster

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