In the statistics of traffic accidents, speak to your phone always appears at the top of the list. Is not speeding or overtaking on banned site the main villains in traffic.
Candid shots of people using cell phone while driving are easy to find. The driver who uses the phone while driving commits an infraction. But the irregularity doesn’t seem to bother many people.
Two years ago the use of the cell phone occupied the first place in the list of traffic violations in Araçatuba (SP). Last year went to the fifth position. For the military police, the decrease in the number of fines is a reflection of the work of raising awareness. “Police work is essential for the awareness to which the driver is aware of the dangers of talking on cell phone while driving,” says the aspiring police officer Emily Sezalpino Heather Maple.
When the driver uses the cell phone he distracts and the chance of an accident happening increases 400%. Only the movement to look for the device to see who’s calling takes the driver’s attention from the road for at least three seconds. Looks little, but it is long enough for him to lose direction.
Research shows that 80% of accidents happen by distraction. The typed message while driving also leaves driver inattentive, and can increase in 23 times the risk of a collision or running over.
This week, the Federal Regional Court of Brasilia condemned for murder, when there is intent to kill, a driver who caused an accident while talking on the phone. This conviction can influence the decision of judges across the country.
For the criminal lawyer Basuki is the first step to make drivers more aware in traffic. “The driver, driving the vehicle in these conditions, assumes the risk of causing an accident. Such a decision by a judge, can influence future decisions of other judges, “says the lawyer. The value is of r $ 85 fine and four points on the wallet. The officer need not approach the driver to fine him, just to see the infraction and write down the card.
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