Vermy liefs daardie selfoon terwyl jy bestuur!!

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Vroeër vandag het dit gewemel op die internet van stories oor nuwe wetgewing waarvolgens op die selfone beslag gelê sal word in Kaapstad van bestuurders wat hierdie fone gebruik terwyl hul bestuur! Die Arrive Alive webwerf is ook genader deur verskeie persone vir kommentaar hieroor.

Maar hoe gevaarlik is dit om te bestuur terwyl die selfoon gebruik word? Wat is die alternatief?

Dit is belangrik om te let op beide die wetgewing en die alternatief – ek hier graag wil verwys na skakels in Engels. Dit is ook belangrik om daarop te let dat selfs die polisie nie van hierdie wetgewing vrygestel is nie!

Wetgewing en die Reg

1. Regulation 308A: This Regulation provides that no person shall drive a vehicle on a public road while holding a cellular or mobile telephone or any other communication device in one or both hands or with any other part of the body.

2. There is no exemption for police members.

3. The issue of the use of cell phones whilst driving by police members was canvassed some years ago, and a statutory exemption was placed in the Regulations, exempting policeman from the prohibition from using cell phones whilst driving.

4. However, due to abuse, this Regulation was repealed, with the effect that members of the S A Police Service are now in exactly the same situation as any other member of the public relating to the use of cell phones while driving. The motivation for withdrawing the exemption was that police members are equipped with other communication devices, namely the police radio, which was sufficient for purposes of communication.

5. There have also in these instances been some situations where police members have raised a defense of necessity, relating to them using a cell phone whilst driving. The defense of necessity as raised by police members is on exactly the same principle as any other as any other member of the public would raise it. In other words, where it may be necessary for a member of the public in an emergency situation to use a cell phone, then in the same circumstances so would a member of the Police be able to use such cell phone.

6. This would include situations where police members are communicating on a one on one basis with each other about an emergency, or where they are calling for additional security forces or force multipliers from other organizations, which cannot be contacted immediately on the radio network.

Versekering en gebruik van selfone tydens bestuur

Aangesien die gebruik van selfone terwyl daar bestuur word teen die padreëls is volg dit ook dat dit jou motorversekering ongeldig sal maak indien jou ongeluk veroorsaak word deur jou gesprek op die selfoon.

Dit is wel moontlik om te bestuur met die sogenaamde “hands-free” of toestelle waar beide hande nog veilig op die stuurwiel geplaas is!

Ek wil graag verwys na belangrike skakels op die Arrive Alive webtuiste ten opsigte van selfone en padveiligheid.

Besoek ook:

Avoiding distractions while driving

Hands-Free, Distracted Driving and Road Safety

Hoe gevaarlik is dit om teksboodskappe te stuur terwyl jy bestuur? [Infographic van Mashable]

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