Saturday 18 January, 2020

TTPS: No new legislation passed regarding driving with cellphones

Photo courtesy Ministry of Works and Transport website

Photo courtesy Ministry of Works and Transport website

The police service is debunking fake news regarding road traffic regulations.

This follows the circulation of a message claiming that Parliament passed a bill to immediately remove the driver's license of anybody caught using a mobile phone while seated behind the wheel of a vehicle with the engine turned on, whether mobile or not. 

The TTPS says no such legislation has been passed.

The service further notes that motorists holding or using a hand-held mobile device are liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1,500.00 or imprisonment for three months.

Citizens are once again advised to refrain from posting and sharing misleading information which can cause anxiety.

Members of the public are advised to check and stay updated with the TTPS App as well as the TTPS Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for accurate information on matters relating to
crime and policing.

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