The Anti-Distracted Driving Act of 2016 will be strictly implemented in the country starting May 18, 2017 and all caught drivers will be fined accordingly.


Anti-Distracted Driving Act
Anti-Distracted Driving Act

The said law includes any driver that is caught using a cellphone or smartphone while the car is moving and even when it's not moving in case of a heavy traffic.

Anti-Distracted Driving Act fines
  • 1st offense: Php5,000 fine
  • 2nd offense: Php10,000 fine
  • 3rd offense: Php15,000 fine plus 3 months suspension of license
  • 4th offense: Php20,000 fine plus revocation of driver’s license

Exemptions
There are some exemptions on this act which includes:
a) Any driver/motorist using a mobile phone for emergency purposes, including, but not limited to an emergency call to a law enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or other emergency services, agency or entity; and
b) Any driver/motorist using a mobile phone while operating an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance, a fire truck, and other vehicles providing emergency assistance, in the course and scope of his or her duties.

For more information about the bill, kindly see the PDF document of the law here.

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