Using Mobile Is Forbidden By Law.....

Indonesia
July 24, 2007 4:31am CST
Lately my hubby got something to manage in Penang, Malaysia so he decided to buy car for his temporary transportation there. He is a busy man I can say, coz he never stays away from the thing called mobile, and that includs when he is driving. Last time he got back home to Indonesia, he told me that he got caught by police for using mobile while driving and for that he had to pay for the fine. He said citizens there couldnt use mobile directly. They had to use handsfree while driving. I found it strange coz in my country there is no such law like that. Is there any law about that too in your country?
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
24 Jul 07
Yes, here in Australia it's illegal to drive while on the mobile - i think you can use hands-free on the condition you don't touch it while driving. It has something to do with too many people talking on their mobiles & paying more attention to the person they're talking to rather than what their driving. They have proven that talking on your mobile while driving has caused a LOT of preventable accidents. Mobile conversations are just a distraction that's why you need hands-free or you can do the easy option & just pull over when the phone rings so you aren't driving while you're talking! I think it's a good idea personally.
• Indonesia
24 Jul 07
Yes, I know. But in my country we can use directly without using handsfree. Thats why I find it strange. Since its allowed so we seldom use handsfree here.
• Malaysia
24 Jul 07
Are you sure it's not implemented violet? I thought most countries have implemented that law.
• Indonesia
25 Jul 07
I am absolutely sure queen. Till now there is no case that people were fined for using mobile directly.
• India
24 Jul 07
No there no such Law here in India. But i would really like i there could be one Bcoz this one can reduce accidents.
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• Indonesia
24 Jul 07
Thats kinda positive thinking you have. I agree with you.
• India
24 Jul 07
No there no such Law here in India. But i would really like i there could be one.
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@mugzy528 (801)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Yes they Just passed a Law in my State of Virginia that you cannot use a cell phone while Driving and I think it is a Great Idea since it is a distraction.There was just four girls killed while driving and the girl driving was sending text messages when it Happened.I Pull over if I need to use my Phone and other people should do the same but I know it will never Happen.
• Indonesia
24 Jul 07
Yes, better be thst way, pull over to use mobile. But I dont know I think I never heard accident due to that activities. Hope never happened ever.
• Malaysia
24 Jul 07
Well unfortunately accidents caused by using a cell phone has happened one too many times here in Malaysia. That's why they had to implement such a law. You can even get fined for texting while driving. And the fine is more than just talking on your cell because it's obviously more dangerous. Sadly, people are still using their cell phones while driving! I usually honk those people who I find doing that. :P
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• Indonesia
25 Jul 07
Thats why my hubby got fined while he was driving using mobile in your country :D And I do agree its quite dangerous thing, but sometimes people just like to break the law without realizing the effect it will cause.
@s_pterry (50)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Yes, here in Chicago they passed a law last year that makes it illegal for drivers to use their mobiles unless they're utilizing handsfree technology. Here's the rub though - It's very rarely enforced. I see people all the time driving crazy and unaware while on their mobiles. And to be totally honest, because I know it's not being enforced, I've used my mobile while driving, too.(oops!)
• Indonesia
25 Jul 07
Thats why I said we cant help it sometimes. But according to my opinion there are a lot of people who dont like to use handsfree. Like me too...
• Singapore
28 Jul 07
Yes, there is a law against using the mobile phone while driving. The concern is that one would have to hold the mobile phone while talking therefore only be able to keep only one hand on the steering wheel. This is considered dangerous. There is a fine imposed for people who are caught doing so. However, it is possible to hands free set to talk while driving. This is allowed by law.