Because so many Europeans own cell phones, European nations have taken the lead in passing laws restricting the use of cell phones in motor vehicles. Nearly all European Union member states and several non-EU countries have banned the use of handheld cell phones in a moving motor vehicle, and several prohibit use of handheld phones while a vehicle's engine is running.
Travelers should be aware that some European countries, such as Italy, require on-the-spot payment of fines for motor vehicle offenses. At the time of this writing, the average fine for a cell phone violation is 68 Euros, but fines are considerably higher in some countries.
European Countries Banning Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
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