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The Cell Phone Ban Goes into Effect
The Cell Phone Ban Goes into Effect

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AIR DATE: October 11, 2011

During the 2011 legislature, lawmakers passed a ban on using cell phones while driving. The ban went into effect on Oct. 1 and for now police are issuing warnings for drivers caught using their phones while driving. Starting January 1, those caught will face fines, and repeat offenders could ultimately end up with a suspended license. We talk with a representative from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police about what officers are looking for as they enforce this law.
 
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Bill Cassell, LVMPD
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    COMMENTS:
    Officer Bill's repeated request for people to pull over to use their cell phone is at odds with the RJ's article the other day regarding law enforcement's preference that people NOT just pull over. In the article, law enforcement said they want people to reach their destination first, or pull into a parking lot and shut off the car so they are not operating the vehicle on the emergency shoulder of the road. These mixed messages from the police are doing more to confuse people than to clarify the issues.
    Jim in HendersonOct 5, 2011 10:11:57 AM
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