TO want more clarity about use smartphone holder car

TO want more clarity about use smartphone holder car

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The Public Prosecutor (om) TO get to the Court of appeal Arnhem-Leeuwarden in a lawsuit over the use of a smartphone in a special holder during the driving of a car.

A district court judge of the district court of Noord-Holland decided recently that there is no significant difference between holding a mobile phone and operating a phone in a holder while driving.

In his ruling, stated to the court that in both cases, distractions may arise and that there is in both cases only one arm is available for the driving of the car.

Although the public prosecutor is equal got, get the ORDER to the court of appeal. Thus, there must be clarity as to the precise circumstances under which a penalty may be imposed for the operation of a smartphone, says spokesman Ernst Koelman of the Parquet Central Processing prosecution (CVOM) against The CVOM handles all appeals against traffic fines.

“We would like to be of the highest authority a statement which, hopefully, also in a broader sense and clarity about what is and is not under hold is,” said the spokesman.


According to Koelman will police and on the basis of the recent decision not to immediately adapt their policies. If the court also determines that the operation of a smartphone in a holder, is prohibited, done that.

It is under the existing law all criminal to not be good on the road to pay attention to when driving a car. In the past, all people condemned for example, an accident caused while they their navigation system or car radio employees.

It is not known who the penalty was due to the use of a smartphone in a holder on a provincial road in Sneek. The man defended himself during the trial.

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