Dutch govt considers new restrictions on mobile use in car

Monday 28 November 2016 | 10:40 CET | News
The use of mobile phones by drivers should be subject to greater restrictions, according to Dutch traffic minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen in an interview with the AD newspaper. She is considering banning the use of apps and SMS in the car as well. Under current traffic regulations, drivers are forbidden from holding a mobile phone while driving. Schultz is looking at whether this can be expanded to include also controlling a mobile phone. In addition the minister is looking at the technical possibilities for automatically blocking certain phone functions while driving.

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