Despite New Laws, Distracted Driving Still a Problem

November 21st, 2011 by Farhan Naqvi in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Traffic Enforcement

Lawmakers in Nevada have finally begun addressing the problem of distracted driving in our state. Earlier this year, the governor signed a new law prohibiting the use of handheld cell phones while driving on Nevada roads. But based on what police are saying, a large number of drivers aren’t getting the message. The handheld cell […]

UPDATE – Handheld Cell Phone Ban Leads to Problem

October 4th, 2011 by Farhan Naqvi in Car Accidents, Traffic Laws

The entire state of Nevada is into its first full week of a ban on handheld cell phone use while driving. The legislation was enacted in an effort to prevent auto accidents that arise from electronic device-caused distracted driving. Early reports indicate that many drivers in the state are obeying the new law. But like […]

UPDATE- Lawmakers Debate Bans on Cell Phone Use While Driving

February 23rd, 2011 by Farhan Naqvi in Car Accidents, Traffic Laws

We told you earlier that state lawmakers are considering legislation that would outlaw texting while driving and/or cell phone use while driving. This week, state senators heard testimony about the pros and cons of such laws. Shirley Breeden, a Democratic senator from Las Vegas, is the sponsor of SB-140, which would outlaw the use of […]

Cell Phone Use While Driving May be Outlawed Soon in Nevada

February 17th, 2011 by Farhan Naqvi in Traffic Laws

Currently in the United States, no state has enacted a comprehensive ban on cell phone use while driving. Thirty states have outlawed texting while driving, and California only allows hands-free cell phone use. But at this time, Nevada does not have any restrictions on cell phone use while driving. That may change sometime this year. […]

Cell Phone Use While Driving May be Outlawed Soon in Nevada

February 17th, 2011 by Farhan Naqvi in Car Accidents, Traffic Laws

Currently in the United States, no state has enacted a comprehensive ban on cell phone use while driving. Thirty states have outlawed texting while driving, and California only allows hands-free cell phone use. But at this time, Nevada does not have any restrictions on cell phone use while driving. That may change sometime this year. […]

Cell Phone Use While Behind the Wheel in Las Vegas May Soon Be Banned Due to Risk of Distracted Driving

December 11th, 2010 by Farhan Naqvi in Nevada Personal Injury Information

It is important to point out that even though cell phone use while driving is currently legal, it can be used as evidence of liability in an auto accident in a civil court. This means that a driver who causes an auto accident while texting or talking on a cell phone may be held responsible for damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. In addition, if a plaintiff suspects that cell phone use may be the cause of an auto accident, lawyers may attempt to subpoena a defendant’s cell phone records – which will show the dates and times of all calls or texts made from a particular cell phone.

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