Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
The Uttar Pradesh government has hiked the penalty for using mobile phones while driving. Under the new rules, a penalty of ₹10,000 will be imposed on those using mobile phones while driving. This is being done to ensure stricter adherence to traffic laws in the state, and improve road safety.
A penalty of ₹10,000 to be imposed on people using mobile phones while driving. Notification issued by the State Transport Department on July 30, Thursday after Uttar Pradesh govt passed this mandate in June.
According to a WHO report on the use of mobile phones while driving, studies suggest that drivers using a mobile phone is approximately four times more likely to be involved in a crash than when a driver does not use a phone.