Is there a law against talking on phone while driving?

Is there a law against talking on phone while driving?

Section 184 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, says driving in any manner that is dangerous to the public, which includes using cellphones, is punishable with a fine which may extend to Rs 1,000, or an imprisonment of six months.

Can you lose your license for using your phone?

Could I lose my licence for using a phone? Absolutely. If a new driver (someone who has held a licence for less than two years) is caught using a hand-held device behind the wheel, they will lose their licence.

How do you talk on the phone while driving?

In California, you cannot use a cell phone or similar electronic communication device while holding it in your hand. You can only use it in a hands-free manner, such as speaker phone or voice commands, but never while holding it. Any driver under the age of 18 is prohibited from using a cell phone for any reason.

Is it OK to use hands-free when driving?

Although it’s not against the law to use a hands-free phone while driving, research reveals they’re just as distracting.

What happens if you are caught using a mobile phone while driving?

However, penalty points could be applied on the scene by a garda for the parallel offence of using a mobile phone. Three penalty points are currently added to a driving licence, as well as an on-the-spot fine of as much as €90 for someone caught using a phone.

What happens if you get caught texting on a mobile phone?

There will be no on-the-spot fines or immediate penalty points for anyone caught texting, as there are for some offences on a lesser scale, even though a judge can subsequently apply points as well as fines. However, penalty points could be applied on the scene by a garda for the parallel offence of using a mobile phone.

Is it an offence to text while driving?

A spokesman for Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said texting while driving is considered a serious enough offence to warrant a mandatory court appearance, which would rank it alongside drink- and drug-driving.

Are there penalty points for being caught on a mobile phone?

Penalty points. There will be no on-the-spot fines or immediate penalty points for anyone caught texting, as there are for some offences on a lesser scale, even though a judge can subsequently apply points as well as fines. However, penalty points could be applied on the scene by a garda for the parallel offence of using a mobile phone.

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