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Zhejiang Regulates Mobile Phone Use in Driving: Mobile Phone Playing at Traffic Light will also be Penalized

via:CnBeta     time:2019/6/12 17:42:35     readed:143

China's Road Traffic Safety Law stipulates that it should be used when driving.Mobile phoneIt is an illegal act and can be fined less than 200 yuan and punished with 2 points. Because of the low cost of illegal activities and the fact that it is difficult to be found, many people have the bad habit of driving and playing with mobile phones. In recent years, many accidents investigated by traffic police departments are all related to drivers driving and playing with mobile phones.

It is understood that the centralized renovation of driving and playing with mobile phones in Zhejiang is related to a recent traffic accident. On May 22 this year, Yao Xiaoqi, a 24-year-old assistant policeman of the Yuhang District Public Security Bureau in Hangzhou, was knocked down by a driver who was driving while playing with his mobile phone while dealing with a traffic accident, and died on duty. After the accident, many netizens in Zhejiang Province appealed in the Wechat Friendship Circle to "severely punish driving and playing with mobile phones like punishing drunk driving", and initiated a commitment in the Friendship Circle to drive civilly and not play with mobile phones.

After the accident, the traffic control bureau of Zhejiang Public Security Bureau received many requests from citizens to "severely punish driving and playing with mobile phones". In response to the voice of the masses, Zhejiang Provincial Traffic Administration decided to centralize the regulation of mobile phones for driving in the province.

Peng Mei News introduced from the traffic control bureau of Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Bureau that within two months from June 10 to August 10, traffic police departments throughout the province will deploy police forces.At busy urban intersections, zebra crossings and stop lines,As well as in schools, hospitals, commercial complexes and other crowded areas, surrounding roads to set up fixed law enforcement points,Once the driver is found to be using a mobile phone while driving, the evidence is fixed immediately and punished on the spot.

At the same time, the traffic police department will also increase the intensity of off-site investigation and punishment, set electronic police, high-definition video surveillance, mobile tachometer at light-controlled intersections, easily blocked and accident-prone sections, and automatically capture illegal use of mobile phones while driving. According to the relevant laws, those who use the telephone hand-held while driving will be punished with a penalty of 2 points and a fine of 50 to 200 yuan.

Peng Mei News learned from the traffic control bureau of Zhejiang Public Security Bureau.Usually, many drivers are accustomed to playing with their mobile phones while waiting at traffic lights, which is also a kind of illegal act. In this special action, the act belongs to one of the remedial contents.

According to the relevant provisions of China's Road Traffic Safety Law, as long as the vehicle is in the driving process or starting state, one-handed off the steering wheel for other operations, are all acts affecting traffic safety. Therefore, even when the vehicle stops waiting for the traffic lights, the driver can not use the handheld mobile phone because the vehicle is in the starting state. In addition, according to statistics of traffic police departments, if mobile phones are used while waiting for traffic lights, distracted drivers tend to ignore traffic lights, affecting traffic efficiency and even causing accidents.

According to statistics, in 2018, more than 920,000 "mobile phones for driving" were investigated and punished in Zhejiang Province. From January to May this year, nearly 480,000 cases were investigated and punished in Zhejiang Province.

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