The penalty for talking on the phone, want to tighten

The penalty for talking on the phone, want to tighten

Anastasia Korolkova, 18 hours ago. Photo from archive edition

Now for talking on the phone while driving is a penalty in the amount of 1500 rubles, and punished only if the cell phone is in his hands.

D deputati want to toughen penalties for drivers talking on a cell phone while driving, up to the deprivation of a driver’s license. Most interesting is that the legislators propose to penalize and pedestrians who use the telephone to «Zebra». The argument is the use of mobile devices on pedestrian crossing reduces attention and impairs coordination of pedestrians, resulting in a fatal accident.

According to the official statistics of traffic police, from January to August 2015 at pedestrian crossings occurred 10 465 accidents, which killed 649 people.

Under the initiative, if the phone call caused an accident, then the driver will be fined for the sum to five thousand rubles or to deprive of the driving license for up to six months. It is also proposed to introduce a new article in Chapter 12 of the administrative code of the Russian Federation — «the use of the pedestrian by phone, not equipped with a device which allows you to talk without using hands, on regulated and unregulated pedestrian crossings». For talking on mobile on a regulated pedestrian crossing suggest to fine on 500 roubles, unregulated — from 500 to 800 rubles.

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