Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?
MANILA, Philippines – What do you know about the new law on distracted driving?
The law defines "distracted driving" as using telecommunication or entertainment devices while in motion or when temporarily stopped at a red traffic light.
According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report, using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents.
The report found that a total of 1,290 incidents recorded from 2012 to 2014 were caused by drivers using their phones while driving.
Rappler editor Acor Arceo talked to Francis Ray Almora, the Land Transportation Office's Director for Law Enforcement Service, about the newly-enforced Anti-Distracted Driving Act.
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In the Philippines, an average of more than 600 children died from road crash incidents from 2006 to 2015. Seat belts can save lives but infants and children need a more specific type of car seats for them in case of a road mishap.
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