Islamabad Traffic Police in particular, and Traffic Police in rest of Pakistan in general fines over mobile phone usage while driving. For the purpose there was this law imposed by Islamabad Police according to which any driver caught on mobile while driving will is fined a sum of Rs. 500 per instance since August 1st, 2008.
After this, many mobile phone user started using Hands Free (usually blue tooth devices) while driving. Hands Free Mobiles were assumed as relatively safe and comfortable way to communicate while driving; however this is not the case actually, revealed a study recently conducted by US based AAA Foundation.
“Evidence shows that using a hands-free phone while driving impairs your reaction time to critical events and increases your crash risk about the same as if you were using a hand-held phone. Drivers need to be aware of the dangers of distracted driving and pay full attention while they are behind the wheel.” says Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of AAA Foundation.
On a similar note, texting while driving is like committing suicide. So guys, give your phones some rest while you are driving.
Via Electronics News