Telephone use is not prohibited by bike




Calling and sending text messages on the bike is not prohibited. That leaves Minister Schultz van Haegen know to parliament. Campaigns to combat phone use on the bike according to its useful than an unenforceable prohibition.

Last year, promised Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment to examine whether a prohibition on smartphone use on bike makes sense. That is not so, writes them to the House. Schultz is a ban ‘no, or very difficult “to maintain, and they are therefore not in favor of. Some European countries prohibit phone use on the bike course, but seem to barely maintain the prohibition in practice.

The minister says to see more initiatives like a smartphone app to prevent use by bicycle. That app, which in October launched , allowing users a chance to win small prizes if they do not use their phones while cycling. According to Minister Schultz has already cycled 700,000 kilometers at the end of last year with the so-called “Cycle Mode” on.

Schultz pointed it to that phone use on the bike can provide insurance problems. Insurers look ‘by accident what behavior contributed to the occurrence of the accident, “said Schultz. “Smartphone use is also included in these considerations.” About phone used by bicycle and thereby causes an accident, so can not be held liable for the damage.


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