10-Fold Fine for Using Mobile Phone While Driving
Albanian Daily News
Published July 10, 2018
Road Police has formally requested on Tuesday to the Parliament, the 10-fold of the fine actual value for using the phone while driving the vehicle.
According to them, this change of the Road Code is urgent because of 8 accidents, 6 are due to the phone using.
"If you allow us to increase the fine for using the phone while driving, it would be great as it is currently a ridiculous measure, left as a provision since 1992. It is completely incompatible with reality. In 8 accidents, 6 occur due to the mobile phone. Keep in mind that if the security belt protects the driver, the cell phone other than the one who uses it, may also kill others," said the Director of Road Police, Mitat Tola.
Currently, the amount of fine for this violation varies from ALL 500 up to ALL 1500. But in the new changes that the police wants to make to the road code, it is required that this fine be passed on to the commission, in the amount of ALL 5000 to ALL 15,000, the same amount as for not placing the seatbelt.