In France, it is not a laugh really, not with the cell phone use while driving

Avto 7 February, 2018
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    Germain Goyer

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:04

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:04

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    In Quebec, the cell phone is strictly prohibited when driving. But in France, it takes it even more seriously.

    A police officer has the right to intercept a driver who has a phone in hand, even if he is at the wheel of a parked vehicle. It is possible to read on The Figaro that a vehicle comes to a stop and the engine has been switched off can be interpreted as still being in circulation if it is still on the road.

    In other words, if it is not parked at a location provided for this purpose, the car is still considered to be in circulation.

    An exception is however given to broken down motorists. They may use their cellular phones in order to get out of this situation.

    The offense of cell phone use while driving can be very expensive. The offender may have to submit a ticket 135 euros (209 $) in addition to losing three points on his licence.

    As a reminder, in Quebec, the law states that”[a]n individual may not, while she drives a road vehicle, make use of a device held in the hand equipped with a telephone function. […] the driver who holds in hand a device with a telephone function is presumed to make use of it.” Here, the use of a cell leads to a fine ranging from 80 to c $ 100 as well as four demerit points.