Higher fines imposed on texting and driving

A 365-day highway vignette has been approved as well.

Holding a cell phone while driving gets a ban after the parliament has approved changes to the law on road trafficHolding a cell phone while driving gets a ban after the parliament has approved changes to the law on road traffic (Source: Sme)

Drivers who are caught phoning or texting while steering the wheel will pay higher fines after MPs approve changes to the law on road traffic.

A hands-free phone is still permitted but holding a phone while driving has now been banned. The ban also concerns other audio-visual and telecommunications devices. Otherwise, drivers will pay more as fines double given new changes adopted on October 28, as reported by the TASR newswire.

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MPs also approved the introduction of the 365-day highway sticker. It will be valid not until the end of a calendar year but 365 days from the driver's purchase. The new electronic sticker will be introduced from February 1, 2020.

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