Japan will be punished with a prison term for talking on a smartphone while drivingDecember 11, 2019
The Japanese government has found an effective way to wean motorists from talking on the phone while driving without a special hands free headset.
From now on, this violation – both administrative and criminal, for this reason, in addition to a large fine of 25,000 yen, those who like to use gadgets on the go face a real prison term.
The reason for tightening legislation in Japan was the appeal to the government of close people victims of accidents. Representatives of the public in petitions have repeatedly noted that only monetary fines will not force drivers to abandon the use of devices.
According to information, last year 47 people died due to carelessness of motorists. Over the past 10 years, this indicator has increased 3 times. Since the beginning of the year, over 100,000 Japanese motorists have “earned” penalty points for such violations. The correction of this situation was not even promoted by the most modern cameras, which can in real time recognize dangerous manipulations in the passenger compartment.
According to the initiators of the project, these measures “will encourage motorists to drive safely.”
Despite the fact that the use of smartphones while driving is prohibited in more than 60 countries, until recently, for such a violation, criminal punishment was provided only in the Netherlands.
In addition, it was recently reported that BMW taught the car to open from a discharged smartphone. The second generation of a digital key is capable of this.
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