Nevada is banning handheld cell phone use and text messaging for all drivers. Nevada is the 34th state to ban texting while driving.
The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012.
Beginning already October 1, local law enforcement can pull drivers over if they are caught texting or talking on their cellphones while driving. However, should you get caught breaking the law, no tickets will be issued until January 1.
The law is a primary law which means that officers do not need to observe a separate violation before initiating a traffic enforcement stop.
At the same time in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry, recently said he “support measures that make our roads safer for everyone”. But he does not support a law that does texting while driving illegal. So he issued a veto against Texas House Bill 242, which would have banned texting while driving.
Gov. Perry argues that he does not want to “micromanage the behavior of adults”.