Motorists with a smartphone in hand could count on a hefty fine of 380 euros.
A major problem of our time is that motorists are busy with many things on the road, apart from driving. Despite all kinds of campaigns from the government, drivers are driving with a phone in their hand. For operating the navi, selecting a playlist or sending an app. All things that are not allowed.
Not all of us can afford a new or recently used car with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. At the same time, that is not a license to be busy with your smartphone in your hand. It’s a common recipe for accidents. Due to the distraction, a suddenly braking car in front of you can come very close. A rear-end collision is then in a small corner.
The police strictly checks motorists who are secretly holding a smartphone while driving. With a striking Audi A6 police car you will not catch drivers in the act. With an inconspicuous coach, yes.
A tour bus has already been deployed by the police several times. Officers look into motorists from their windows. In the event of a red-handed act, the driver in question will be pulled over and thrown onto the receipt. Holding a smartphone in your hand while driving will cost you 380 euros, excluding nine euros administration costs.
Recently it was that time again. The police issued 86 fines during such a check on highways in Zeeland and North Brabant. The AD reports on this. It turned out to be a productive day. Another 12 fines were also handed out for committing speeding offences.
With high fines and strict controls, the Public Prosecution Service hopes that motorists will finally wake up.
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