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France: Moving Towards No Phone While Driving, Even Hands Free

  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  France Safety
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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In France you are allowed to use your mobile phone when driving (or riding your motorcycle), but only if you use a hands free kit. Using your phone the traditional way, ie one hand holding the phone to your ear while your other hand holds the steering wheel, is punishable with a stiff fine and license points.

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But according to the National Road Security Commission (Conseil National de la Securite Routiere), it doesn't matter if they are using hands free, or in our case wireless head sets, since 10% of all accidents in France are due to mobile phone usage.

So they are proposing to ban all phone calls while driving. Simple.. no phones.

While it may be a good idea, personally I think their reasoning is wrong. I'm sure the 10% of all accidents involve a mobile phone, but when riding around France, I notice that at least half the cars have drivers using the phone WITHOUT a hands free kit. Meaning they are disregarding the law as it is, and as usual the police are too busy fining its citizens for speeding (the fines are higher so more money).

Making it a law that bans phoning will not work since most people are already using their phone without a hands free kit. So why would they stop? So far the law is a proposition, but the politicians are hard at work (now that is a contradiction if I ever saw one) to look into it to make it a law.

What do you think? Should people be allowed to continue using their hands free phones while driving?

Via: Le Repaire Des Motards

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