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Andrew Bennet talks about distracted driving and pedestrian safety before start of school year

Posted at 12:43 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 16:07:43-04

Putting an end to distracted driving in Nevada. New information from Nevada Highway Patrol shows young drivers made up 11% of the state's fatalities from 2014 to 2018.
The main cause of these wrecks was not paying attention to the road.

In Nevada, it's illegal to use a cell phone or other electronic devices while driving, even if you're sitting at a red light. And as school begins on Monday for several institutions, it's not just driving safely that's important, there's also pedestrian safety.

The Department of Public Safety PIO Andrew Bennett joins 13 Action News to talk about how safety really is a two-way street.