Nevada law enforcement going after distracted drivers

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Police agencies including the Nevada State Police will be looking for distracted drivers beginning Jan. 10.
Under Nevada law, any use of hand-held devices including cell phones, MP3s, GPS devices, while driving is illegal.
Trooper Charles Caster said that law is almost a decade old but that law enforcement continues to spot and cite offenders daily.
He said when driving, the cell phone should be off or on silent. Those with smart phones can also set up a special message to tell callers you are driving and will call them later.
If you need to make a call or answer one, find a place to safely pull over. If you have a passenger, have them make or answer a call for you.
In addition, refrain from smoking, eating or drinking, reading and other activities that take your eyes off the road.
The distracted driving event will run through Jan. 25.


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