A new house bill filed by Rep. Rolandao Andaya Jr. that criminalize drivers from using mobile phones while driving.
The “Anti-Mobile Communications Devices Use While Driving” proposed law covers those drivers driving bicycles, pedicabs, habal-habal, trolleys, kuligligs, wagons, carriages, carts, sledges or chariots. It also includes those drivers of tractors and construction equipment such as graders, rollers, backbones, pay loaders, backhoes, cranes, bulldozers and concrete mixers.
According to Andaya, “Using a mobile phone while driving can impair the driver’s performance. It provides the driver’s physical and cognitive awareness and may therefore pose threat to other road users.”
Once proposed law is approved, a fine of P1,000 up to P10,000 and driver’s license will be revoked for those violators.