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12:00 AM, January 02, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 02, 2008

Mobile phone and driving

It has become a common sight in our roads --people driving with one hand in the steering of the car and the other one holding a mobile phone which is without any doubt a dangerous thing to do while you are driving, especially in the busy roads of Dhaka. It has become a trend these days to drive your car while using mobile phones.
Mobile phone use while driving is common but controversial. Using a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle increases the risk of accident. Because of this, many governments have made use of cell phone while driving illegal and I think our government should also take this matter very seriously or else many people will lose their precious lives. Many countries have been very strict in this matter and are looking forward to becoming even stricter. In the UK a new law to increase the penalty for using a hand-held phone while driving has came into force on 27 February 2007. The current fine of £30 has been increased to £60 along with three penalty points on one's licence.
I think Bangladesh cannot be United Kingdom but at least we can take some measures, so that we can reduce the use of mobile phone while driving by fining them a hefty amount.
By being strict, we can reduce the use of mobile phone and thus save many lives.

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