New rules to try to eliminate cellphone use while driving by 2021 … if you didn’t know about them, read well and be careful!
Sure always It is dangerous to use your cell phone while drivingbecause this bad habit can not only decrease our attention on the street, but also lead to it tragic consequences in the form of attempts or accidents Of course we also know that no one wants it in spite of everything.
Be it as it may Many people continue to use the phone behind the wheel to call, search for destinations in the navigator, change music or even reply to messages while driving, something that the DGT has been pursuing for a long time to get it off our streets and avoid most of the recent distractions.
And so, The 2021 course will bring new regulations to the Directorate-General for Transport that Europa Press told us a few days ago that this mix of cars, bikes and other personal mobility vehicles along with mobile devices, It doesn’t add more distractions or accidents caused by cellphone use behind the wheel.
2021 will increase penalties for using mobile devices, but this is not considered reckless driving
The first thing to keep in mind is that actually chasing your phone while driving is now much worse in terms of penalties, however It does not do this by equating improper use of the cellphone with reckless driving when it comes to “Various offenses” for Pere Navarro, Director General for Transport and responsible for submitting the new invoice.
So far, this sanction included the loss of 4 points in addition to the EUR 200 severity. Increase in this point deduction in 2021 our driving licenses up to 6 points without a priori changes in the amount of money. The penalty for reckless driving continues to be seen as very severe as the penalties remain at 500 euros and 6 points are deducted.
The DGT does this too when the smartphone is placed on the dashboardin an approved holding device, It will not bear any penalty as long as it is not tampered with while drivingAlthough they continue to advise using the car in extreme emergency, we will stop the car in a safe place beforehand.
Compulsory insurance for scooters and personal mobility vehicles, yes or no?
Talk about Electric scooters, electric bikes and all types of vehicles for personal mobility those who enter cities at a dizzy rate state from the DGT that an initial regulation of these vehicles is already being investigated and that a Debate with the city councils to arrive at more homogeneous regulations and well detailed that cover all assumptions.
Details like that Compulsory insurance or not, something that has yet to be clarified, although for now it doesn’t worry about there Many home insurance companies are starting to include clauses for this type of claims in private vehicles under its terms. Pere Navarro says that “The Insurance Compensation Consortium could take over if the facts are properly credited.” and the person responsible fled or had no guidelines to start the dispute.
additionally must complete a road safety and awareness course like those taught in countries like Germany, although in this case the DGT would require the cooperation of the municipalities to articulate this. Even These courses could be included in the school curriculum of subjects like physical education like in Portugal.
All types of radar detectors are prohibited, as are headphones in all types of vehicles
The traffic director continues with new technological standards and tells us this All types of radar detectors are still prohibited which are used not to be reported, distinguish well what a warning is -a device that contains many cars and that uses acoustic alarms to indicate the position of a radar- What is a detector?This is nothing more than a device that can bypass the speeding complaint.
The use of the latter devices that can Recognize and even inhibit emitted waves by a cinemometer it continues to be seen as a very serious sanction to bear 6-point subtraction and a fine of up to 6,000 euros depending on the type of device installed.
There is also talk of enlargement Using headphones on the go when we use personal mobility vehicles, something that is expressly forbidden in road traffic regulations and that it will extend this ban not only to motorcycles and bicycles, but also to electric scooters and every other type of vehicle.
On the highway A headphone type cannot be used in any type of vehiclealthough the Directorate-General for Transport confirms that it is investigating one of the bitterest requests from motorists asking for homologation a kind of internal intercom on the helmets can communicate securely.
According to DGT, this is already on the table and could be approved before the end of this year, 2021, without giving more precise dates … We will definitely watch out for any changes in traffic rules because we will certainly have more news in the coming weeks or months!