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Concern at use of mobile phones by drivers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, January 09, 2014

THE LTA has once again raised concern at the large number of drivers using mobile phones while driving.

While the use of phones has proven to have made people's lives easier, the authority is standing firm on its decision to penalise drivers found using their phones on the roads.

Authority spokesman Iliesa Sokia said yesterday: "The authority is particularly concerned with the new smart phones entering the market which can perform anything, especially conducting transactional bill payments, payments of hire-purchase accounts or transferring money that can be done with the press of a button.

"The authority fears that all this is being done while people are behind the wheel and this is simply dangerous and risky.

"The use of smart phones has eased standing in long queues and also saves travelling time and money, but they must not be used while driving.

"The authority is urging users to be responsible."

Mr Sokia said the regulation was clear that no driver must be involved in any two-way communication and this "also covers those seen texting or reading texts messages while driving".








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