Jail for using mobile phone while driving!

For those in the habit of talking on mobile phones while driving, here is the wake-up-call. Government is likely to notify a rule soon under which people caught talking and driving would be fined Rs.2,000/- or six months imprisonment or both. The punishment could be suspension of driving license for six months if such acts lead to accidents.

Using hands-free devices or sending and reading text messages while driving will also be counted as offences. A high powered committee has already accepted these measures to curb dangerous driving on roads.

The ministry, which has been fine-tuning the proposal of heavy fine and suspension of driving licence, will soon come out with notification in this regard, empowering traffic police to enforce the provisions strictly. The ministry plans to introduce a sub section 183A in the Motor Vehicle Act which will include these provisions. Articulating the need to implement the provisions quickly, joint secretary in the ministry S K Dash had said at a recent meeting on road safety, Section 183A of MVA will define the mobile phone and also specify penalties for talking on phone while driving.

As a public how do you react/respond?

Your Comment on the fine/punishment aspect?

Do you suggest Any modification in the rule to be made?

Do you feel any additional relaxation/restriction is necessary?

4 thoughts on “Jail for using mobile phone while driving!

  1. Its a very good blog to create awareness among public,the said section of MVA should be defined as that any activity, which can divert diver’s mind consistently, should come under this provision with heavy fine amount.

  2. Using mobile phone or any activity which distracts the driver from concentrating on the road must be included in this rule.
    Even though many fines and punishments are in place, I urge all the law enforcers to make sure that the laws are properly enforced.

  3. Dear Mr.Sushil Singh,

    Thanks for the compliments. Your suggestion is absolutely relevant. Whether its mobile use or loud audio/video, it should not distract the driver while driving. The rules they formulate should be exhaustive. I would like to place the comments I receive before the appropriate authorities.
    Thanks again keep commenting..

  4. Dear Krishna,
    Your idea is fantastic. The need of the hour is proper execution of the rules framed. Because this is India! We need to change a lot in all respect, first the attitude of the people towards law n order/discipline/ public service should change drastically.
    At least the enlightened persons should fight till their last breath to change India!
    Because each day in Newspaper we see Justice Santosh Hegde of Lokayuktha repeatedly urging need for the power to execute the Orders, each time when misappropriation/fraud/cheating is booked n brought on record. Though he is an enlightened soul, his hands are tied up by archaic rules and regulations.

    What I honestly feel is, there is lot of work to be done by LEGISLATURE to update the rules n regulation concerning every aspect because with the advent of so many gadgets, our entire way of life has undergone a drastic change and there is an urgent need to change these obsolete rules.
    I await your further comments on the topic.

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