The United Kingdom is planning to tighten the rules that, according to the rulers, are to make it easier to prosecute road pirates. The country’s authorities are planning to tackle drivers who are too eager to use their cell phones while driving. According to representatives of the local government, too many accidents happen when the driver is holding the phone in his hand.
Great Britain tightens the rules for drivers
Currently, UK legislation is fairly broadly formulated and prohibits texting and calling on a handheld mobile phone while driving. The exception is emergency situations on the road, when the driver really has to use the smartphone. From 2022, the regulations will become much more precise, which is to facilitate the imposition of penalties on drivers.
As reported by the BBC, the regulations will include, inter alia, prohibition of filming and searching playlists from a smartphone. This means that drivers will not be able to, inter alia, choose your favorite track in the streaming app. And not only while driving, but also in a traffic jam or at a stop at traffic lights. The BBC adds that it is also forbidden to take photos with a smartphone and play games on mobile devices.
Drivers will still have the right to make hands-free phone calls and use satellite navigation, but only if the smartphone is properly secured in the car holder. However, the driver must at all times “exercise proper control of his vehicle”. At a stop, it will be allowed to take the phone out of the holder to pay with it, e.g. at the toll collection window.
Drivers will face severe penalties for breaking the new regulations. The police will impose fines of £ 200 (PLN 1,120) and six penalty points.
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