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Nearly 600 Citations, Warnings Issued For Distracted Driving


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A recent campaign against distracted driving resulted in more than 400 traffic citations.

“Slow down, focus on the road, and drive safe. That’s the message coming out of a recent Joining Forces traffic safety campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving on Washoe County roads,” said Washoe County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Bob Harmon.

Local law enforcement agencies worked together to target cell-phone use and other driving violations.

“Although a driver may be stopped for one violation, several other violations may be observed during the subsequent investigation making it possible that a driver may be issued citations for numerous violations,” Harmon said.

The total number of violations cited and warnings issued was 592:

  • 213 speeding violations
  • 194 cellphone use
  • 56 for failure to show proof of insurance
  • 33 driver’s license related violations
  • 33 motor vehicle registration violations
  • 6 vehicle equipment violations
  • 4 seatbelt violation
  • 1 child seat violation
  • 1 pedestrian at fault
  • 1 outstanding fugitive arrest
  • 6 all other citations
  • 44 warnings

The Sheriff’s Office participation in the campaign was made possible by grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.

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