28 Jan '15, 7am

Drivers in S’pore beware, it will soon be illegal to use your phone or tablet even at the red light

On Sept 8, 2014, changes to the Road Traffic Act were passed into law. Added to the act were a wider range of mobile devices, as well as heavier penalties for offenders. Come Feb. 1, 2015, it will be illegal for drivers to hold any type of mobile device while driving. Previously, only calling or texting someone on a mobile phone was barred. In the past two years, the number of summonses for using a mobile phone while driving increased 20 percent from 2,938 in 2012 to 3,572 in 2013. Here are 4 areas of what constitutes legal or illegal that all drivers in Singapore should know about: 1. Phones AND tablets illegal Anyone caught using and holding a mobile device, a phone, tablet or hand-held equipment designed or capable of being used for telecommunications while driving, can be found guilty of committing an offence. 2. Not even at the red light The new changes to the law mea...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/01/drivers-in-spore-beware-it-w...

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