Talking on the phone while driving will soon be permitted in India, according to Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.
However, Gadkari stated in the Lok Sabha that there will be some norms that must be followed.
Talking or making a phone call will only be permitted if the phone is connected to a hands-free device, according to his statement. Furthermore, rather than in the automobile, the phone should be kept in the pocket. If the traffic cops stop you and issue you with a challan, you can appeal it in court.
“If the motorist is utilising a hands-free gadget and conversing or phoning on the phone,” said Gadkari, the union minister. in the car. If the traffic police stop you and cut a challan then it can be challenged in a court of law.
“If the motorist is utilising a hands-free gadget while talking or calling on the phone, then it will not be regarded a punishable infraction,” Gadkari, the union minister, said. The traffic cop cannot impose a fine in such a case, and if he does, it can be challenged in court,” he explained.
Prior to this, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways stated in September that mobile phones can be used purely for route navigation while driving a vehicle without impairing the driver’s focus.