Cellphone & driving laws   1 comment

Laws across the world on use of cellphones while driving:

In the United Kingdom,from 27 February 2007,motorists who are caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving will have three penalty points added to their license in addition to the fine of 60 pounds.

Israel,Japan,Portugal and Singapore prohibit all mobile phone use while driving,including use of hands-free devices.

New Zealand banned hand-held cellphone use from November 1,2009.

Many states in the United States have banned texting on cellphones while driving. Illinois became the 17th American state to enforce this law.

India implemented this law in Sep 2009. Using cellphones in the drivers seat is illegal. Phones include hand-held,hands-free,operated through bluetooth,permanently installed or integrated into the wiring of the vehicle. Dialling and receiving calls, texting, playing games, listening to music, taking photos and shooting videos on phones is also not allowed while driving.The rules apply even if the vehicle is stationary,  in a traffic snarl or at a traffic signal, for instance. Here the license is impounded and you forgo the right to drive.

What does the Kuwait law say? How strictly is it implemented?

A look around the cars on roads (traffic accidents) and you will have an idea of the law is flouted, as if it is a pleasure activity.

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Posted April 6, 2010 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, extreme sports, freedom, idea, india, kuwait, lifestyle

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One response to “Cellphone & driving laws

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  1. Its really hard to implement any sort of law if every tom dick and harry has wasta 😉

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