A bill before the Nevada Assembly would make it illegal for pedestrians to read, browse the internet or enter data with hand-held devices while crossing highways in the state.
Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford introduced AB123 during the floor session Thursday. He says his intention is for the law to apply to all state roads, even in residential areas.
Munford says increasing frequency of incidents involving people crossing roadways while using phones motivated his bill.
First offenses would result in a written warning, with second and third offenses incurring $100 and $250 fines.