The use of mobile phones is one of the most prosecuted offenses
Yes, we know that the use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited while we are behind the wheel of the car, and the DGT is very serious about it, especially with the different updates to the Traffic Law, such as the last one, in which there are many new regulations that must be complied with at the wheel and many of them have to do with our device.
Its use behind the wheel has been hardened with new sanctions so that while we drive the car can not be usedas it is a distraction for drivers and jeopardizes safety.
In fact, according to numbers from the DGT itself, 31% of traffic accidents are due to distractions such as the use of smartphones. For this reason, it is one of the most prosecuted offenses in the current Traffic Law. Now, beyond the fact that its use is prohibited and you do not have to do anything with it while we are behind the wheel, we can take it in the car in certain ways without the risk of being fined by the agents.
Can be worn with supports (risk free)
And in this, the truth is that to do it, there are only three legal ways to carry it, and a large part has to do with the supports. This was stated by the director of the Directorate General for Traffic, Pere Navarro. “Can you take your mobile phone in the car in an approved support?” The response of the general director of the DGT was the following: “Yes, without any problem.” Something to which we must add a couple of nuances: it cannot obstruct the driver’s vision and he will not be able to manipulate the phone while driving.
In this way, the road agency says to place the approved support on the dashboard of the car: it allows the mobile to be seen and does not affect the field of vision of the person behind the wheel.
Not all supports meet these conditions: which is why we recommend opting for one of these three systems with which placing the phone inside the car does not pose any problem for the driver:
And magnet on the dashboard. It allows you to keep your mobile in sight and does not affect the field of vision behind the wheel. The CD slot. It does not reduce vision, it can be adapted to different models and, in addition, it allows the smartphone to be rotated 360 degrees to carry it vertically or horizontally. instrument cluster dome. For many, it is one of the safest locations because the phone is between the steering wheel and the road, just like with head-up displays: it does not reduce vision and looking at the screen hardly reduces attention to what is happening on the road.
If we do it wrong, the sanctions are increasingly harsh
It is also true that in many stores you can buy adapters that are used to place the mobile so that it can serve as a guide screen or multimedia center in the car.
Of course, it must be taken into account that, as we have seen with the previous three legal forms with an approved support, according to the regulations of the General Directorate of Traffic it is necessary to put it where we don’t have to look away from the road to look at it and, in addition, we will have to adjust the brightness to avoid reflections.
In your case, if we use a support but it is not correct or not approved, such as those supports for the phone that are attached to the windshield glass by means of a suction cup, the fine can be significant. This is because the suction cups hinder the driver’s vision area or permanent attention to the road, “they point out from the DGT. Its use can carry a fine of 100 euros and the loss of up to six points on the driver’s license.
It’s more; Not only has the punishment for using a mobile phone behind the wheel been toughened, going from three to six points less on the driver’s license, and with sanctions that reach 600 eurosbut the DGT has long opted for the use of cameras on the road that record if the driver keeps the mobile in his hands.
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