Inattention each year the fault in deaths and accidents on Danish roads. Therefore, strengthened the penalty now in the field, so that in the future it costs a cut in the licence to be taken with the hand on the mobile when you driving the car.
the Change of the law also means that all types of handheld communication devices and not only mobile phones - are covered by the ban and is punishable by a clip. You get three clips in the licence, within three years, you lose the licence is conditional and must rise to a new theory and practical test.
Attorney Berit Møller Lenschow, who owns Lenschow Tort law, has experience with the human consequences behind, among other facebook-inattention in traffic in the form of serious injuries. She hopes that this change in the law has a preventive effect.
- As a motorist, you move around in a fast and heavy power-driven vehicle that can do great harm to others or yourself. Damage, which in the worst case can cost lives or change a person's living conditions significantly. It is, therefore, seriously, when motorists are encouraged to sharpen their attention in traffic, and if the fear of a cut in the licence means that we can avoid some of the nasty injuries, which, unfortunately, we often look at traffic accidents, so I welcome this change in the law welcome, says Berit Møller Lenschow in a press release.
you are Breaking the new law, and come to you thus, even to the detriment, so you can still claim compensation from the opposing party in a road traffic accident. Road traffic accidents are covered by the so-called objective responsibility, explains the lawyer.
Figures from the Council for Safe Traffic shows that in the period 2011-2015 lost 283 persons life in a traffic accident where one or more of the parties were unaware at the time of the accident. On average, we are not doing distracting things in 30 percent of the time, we drive the car, and 70 percent of what distracts us, takes place inside the car.
- If one has to use his mobile during driving is the only option a hands-free solution, so you should not have to look away from the road to operate the phone, says Berit Møller Lenschow.
the Ban will apply to all types of handheld communication devices and not only mobile phones. You must not therefore apply, for example, tablets, laptop, GPS and smartwatch. In addition to the clip, get the motorist also imposed a fine of 1500 dollars.
There are not even set a date on when klipstraffen be introduced in 2019.