British government asks smartphonemakers to ‘rijvriendelijke’ mode
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The Uk government wants that smartphonemakers a ‘rijvriendelijke’ mode to integrate in their devices, so that road users are not distracted while driving.
British ministers and officials going about this in the coming year in discussion with the manufacturers, writes the newspaper The Guardian Monday. It will be an informal meeting in which the government demands.
The new mode may be similar to the so-called flight mode, where users during the ride can’t be called or messages to ingest, because the GSM signal is blocked.
Unlike the airplane mode, it would be in auto mode for the users to be able to include emergency numbers to call, or calls from certain people to be able to receive.
The Uk wants tougher action against the use of mobile devices in the traffic. Next year is the fine for using a mobile phone without a hands-freeset in traffic will be doubled to 200 pounds (237 euros).
Since december 2003 there is a prohibition for the use of phones while driving. Each year seventy people due to “distractions in the car”. In twenty of these is the use of a mobile phone at least partly the cause.