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2-step cellphone ban starts Saturday

Jenifer Watkins says she lost two years of her life after she was hit by a driver who was using a cellphone.

"The last thing I remember is stopping," she said. "The next thing I remember is waking up days later, not knowing where I was."

The result was multiple surgeries to repair broken bones and damaged organs and two years of physical therapy to recover.

Department of Public Safety Director Chris Perry said some 50 people have died in the past five years in accidents attributed to distracted driving. He said 20,000 accidents on Nevada roads have been blamed …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 29, 2011 11:08PM Published Sep 29, 2011 11:06PM Copyright 2011 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.