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UK to update traffic regulations to fix loopholes and further ban touching mobile phones while driving

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/10/18 23:38:25     readed:59

The UK government is updating laws on the use of mobile devices while driving to plug loopholes that allow some iPhone users to still use their smartphones to shoot videos while driving. Britain, like many other countries, has laws in place to try to prevent drivers from using smartphones and other devices while driving to minimize distraction.Although the existing laws help to reduce the use of mobile phones, there are still some people who have managed to escape sanctions because of the imperfect wording of the law.


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The change is due to a loophole in the wording of the current law, which provides for use in driving

For example, a man was found guilty of using a smartphone to photograph a car accident in North London in 2018 and was convicted in 2019. Later, the man successfully appealed because it was not technically illegal to use it as a camera.

High court judges criticized the 16 year old law after the ruling, which prompted legislators to review and revise the law.

Under the new law, British drivers can still use itiPhoneBut you must use the existing hands-free method, such as Bluetooth system or put the iPhone on the shelf (the principle is that it can't be touched). In some cases, for example, when using iPhone to pay for goods in the diner, as long as the user has parked the car safely in advance, he can complete the payment operation with his mobile phone.

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