Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

Educating drivers on safer use of cell phones preferable than total ban

Melbourne, Thu, 12 Apr 2012 ANI

Melbourne, April 12 (ANI): A Swedish study has found that there is no reason to ban texting or talking on cell phones while driving.

A report by the Swedish National Road and Transport Institute (VTI) - based in Linkoping, southern Sweden - found that educating drivers on the safer use of the devices was preferable to a total ban.

"It is our opinion that a combination of different countermeasures - which educate and inform the driver, while at the same time support him or her in a safe usage of communication devices - is preferable to a law against communication device usage while driving," the Herald Sun quoted the reported as stating.

"We've seen that it doesn't help to have such a law while driving. This is partly because we've seen that people wouldn't adhere to the law and partly because we've seen no effect on crash risks," Katja Kircher, of VTI, told Sveriges Radio.

In October last year, a VTI study found that there was no long-term traffic safety impact for countries that allowed cell phone use with hands-free equipment.

Sweden is one of a handful of European countries to allow the use of cell phones while driving without hands-free devices. Others include Albania, Serbia, Moldova and Malta. (ANI)

Manohar Lal being presented with a memento
Manoj Tiwari BJP Relief meets the family members of late Ankit Sharma
Haryana CM Manohar Lal congratulate former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.