LTFRB to clarify scope of Anti-Distracted Driving Law

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will meet with law enforcement agencies to clarify the scope of the new “Anti-Distracted Driving” law.

LTFRB board member Atty. Eileen Lazada said that it is not only electronic gadgets that cause distracted driving but other sources, like ornaments and decorations placed in front of the driver.

In the new law, drivers are prohibited from using communication devices and other electronic, entertainment and computing gadgets while their vehicles are in motion or while waiting for the light to change in an intersection.

However, drivers who are using earphones or bluetooth headsets, and those who are in emergency situations are exempted from making calls.