Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cell Phone Use and Texting While Driving Banned in Tehran

Here is an interesting piece of positive news from Tehran. According to ISNA News Agency (April 20, 2012), drivers who talk on the cell phone or text message while driving will receive tickets. This includes hand free communication as well. The penalty is heftier for higher speeds.
Announcing the new policy, the chief of the traffic police also said "the chances of getting into an accident are always high when drivers are talking on the phone, particularly if they are disputing and arguing with someone on the other end." Would this help ease the traffic jam in the big city? 

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