THE USE of an electronic device while driving, including cellular phones, is expected to be outlawed by the end of the legislative year in March.
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The proposed Road Traffic Act defines an electronic device as a hand-held cellular phone or a hand-held electronic device that is capable of transmitting or receiving electronic mail or other textbased messages.
The bill is trying to prevent the utilisation of the cell phone or other electronic device that might cause a distraction while driving a motor vehicle, Guy stressed.
The bill makes provision for the use of a hand-free electronic device which is affixed to the vehicle.
Guy said the bill would be referred to either a select or joint select committee of Parliament. During those deliberations, lawmakers would have the latitude to make adjustments to the provisions set out in the proposed law.
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