A30 driver speeding on his mobile phone overtook an unmarked police car before ‘drifting’ down the road
Police caught a driver using his cell phone while driving. According to reports, the vehicle “flew over” an unmarked police car on the A30 near Plusha before slowing down and drifting into the lane ahead.
While passing the vehicle, the police saw that the driver was using his mobile phone with both hands pressed against the steering wheel. The driver of the Kia was arrested and reported.
On March 25 this year, a number of new rules were added to prevent drivers from being distracted by their phones while driving. Under new laws, simply turning on the screen, unlocking it, or checking the time can get you in trouble.
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In a post shared on the official Devon and Cornwall Police – No Excuse Twitter account, they shared the new rules and said: “The Mobile Phone Act changes on March 25 allowing us to use easier tougher legislation to deal with those who use phones while driving #NoExcuse #Fatal5 #DriveToArrive.”
The No Excuse Team is one of the measures taken by Devon and Cornwall Police to tackle driving offenses and safety concerns to, in turn, reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads. roads.
The Fatal Five are excessive or improper speed, failure to wear a seat belt, distracted driving such as using a cell phone, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and driving reckless or inconsiderate.
As of March 25, the meaning of “using” a phone will be expanded to cover the following:
- Brighten the screen
- Checking the time
- Checking Notifications
- Device Unlock
- Make, receive or reject a phone or internet call
- Send, receive or download oral or written content
- Send, receive or download a photo or video
- Using a camera, video or sound recording
- Write any text
- Access all stored data such as documents, books, audio files, photos, videos, movies, playlists, notes or messages
- Access an application
- Access the Internet
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