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Netherlands Proposes Legislation To Ban Use Of Phones On Bicycles

Dutch Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen has proposed amending traffic laws to forbid bicyclists from holding a "mobile electronic device" while on the road.
A man talks on the phone while he rides a bike in Amsterdam. Legislation proposed in the Netherlands would impose a fine on bicyclists who use a mobile phone while they're on their bikes. Source: FaceMePLS

The Dutch government is considering a proposal to ban the use of smartphones and other "mobile electronic devices" on bicycles.

Infrastructure Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen published the draft legislation on Thursday, NL Times reports. If approved, it could go into effect in the summer of 2019.

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