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Thais warned! You can't use your phone while driving even when stopped in traffic or at the lights


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22 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thailand's Anti-Fake News Center warned the public that using a phone or communication device while driving is illegal and warrants a 400-1000 baht fine.

Isn't the Anti-Fake News what we used to refer to as news in the old days? That's like a 300% increase in carbon footprint by their unnecessarily convoluted long name?

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The other side of the coin with this is drivers slamming on their brakes stopping in highly dangerous situations just to answer their phone.

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10 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

I agree with @KannikaP, their use should be banned altogether

It wasn't me, it was userabcd ( imaginative user name!)

 

If the phone is Bluetoothed to the radio, answers automatically, then I think it's OK. Most, if not all, car radios and phones have this facility these days.

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41 minutes ago, userabcd said:

Mobile phones should be banned from motorvehicles altogether.

Should we send them to our destination via courier ?

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4 minutes ago, KannikaP said:

I did say that mine answers automatically, so no button-pressing. And talking to any passengers is probably just as distracting from concentrating on that public road.

Is changing stations on an online radio app classed as 'using a phone whilst driving'?

Yes, yes and yes. They all come under the classification of 'distracted driving'.

 

Distractions whilst driving.

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8 minutes ago, Eff1n2ret said:

But it doesn't apply to motor-cyclists.

It should, the other day standing on the sidewalk in phrakanong observed a foreigner on a motorcycle turning out of one of the small sois, he had a baby in the crook of his left arm and was holding a mobile phone in his right fingers whilst manipulating the accelerator, the lady on the pillion seat was looking at her phone...and on all of them not a helmet in sight.

 

Just downright criminal.

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4 minutes ago, KannikaP said:

It wasn't me, it was userabcd ( imaginative user name!)

 

If the phone is Bluetoothed to the radio, answers automatically, then I think it's OK. Most, if not all, car radios and phones have this facility these days.

Spotted and corrected, but I still disagree with you as you can see above.

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