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PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Chief Maj Gen Decha Budnampetch today warned motorists that they have until May 19 to break the habit of talking on a mobile phone without using a hands-free set while driving – or face being fined.

Although the new law comes into effect tomorrow, Gen Decha said that local police will not fine motorists for breaking the law until May 19.

“After that, they face a fine of 400 to 1,000 baht,” he said.

He added that police have a public awareness campaign underway to remind motorists of the new law.

“The new law is to prevent accidents, as people who usually talk on the phone while behind the wheel will be able to concentrate more on driving.

“The new law will apply to car and motorbike drivers,” Gen Decha said.

 

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