HP got confiscated by TP….that was swift ????????

Posted by Adam Abdul Rashid on 26hb April 2017

Using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of a vehicle is indeed dangerous and fool-hardy, besides being against the law. While talking on the mobile phone while driving is dangerous, it is even more so when drivers text, surf the internet or generally faff about on the phone while driving.

In Singapore, this dash-cam footage shows that the traffic police in the island city-state mean business when drivers are caught using a mobile phone. As can be seen in the video, uploaded by Facebook user Adam Abdul Rashid, a traffic policeman on a motorcycle spies a driver on the phone, and pulls up along side.

The policeman then confiscates the phone from the driver, placing it in the storage box behind him, before motioning the driver to pull up on the side of the road. According to the Singapore police force website, a person convicted of mobile communications device (MCD) driving as a first offence is liable to a fine of up to 1,000 SGD (RM3,100), or jailed for up to six months, or both.

Additionally, the driver may be disqualified from driving. Repeat offenders are liable for a maximum fine of up to 2,000 SGD (RM6,200), or jailed for up to 12 months, or both. Over and above this, the driver’s mobile and SIM card may be seized to facilitate investigation, with possible forfeiture by the court.

What do you think? Is the current lack of enforcement by Malaysian police for mobile phone usage on local roads a contributory factor to careless driving? Should regulations be stricter, with harsher penalties, be instituted for driving while using a mobile phone? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions, below.