mjr wrote:I'm not sure if bigger penalties matter when no one thinks that they will get caught.
We can't enforce phones to shut off near engines because Android source code is published so it could be defeated relatively simply by simply upgrading your phone. I guess you could require phone makers to not allow upgrades but that's bad for security and a massive anticompetitive move and someone will import phones from countries without such daft restrictions.
Also, wouldn't it essentially break mobile phones used anywhere there are motorists, including the front rooms of loads of houses with front doors which open straight onto the street?
It needs detection in the form of more traffic police.
I'm no technophile but I suspect if any electronic device can be blocked on entering a vehicle,someone somewhere will find an electronic work around it.
Which brings us back to detection,or to be precise the interest the authorities have in detection,upto now that IMO has been lip service