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Old 16th July 2008, 04:21   #1
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Is it legal to use a cell phone while riding a bike? May be... Is it legal to relax while riding a bike?

This guy definitely thinks so. BTW, he has mad balls!
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Old 16th July 2008, 14:49   #2
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Damn, i can't make up my mind weather im shocked at his lack of sense of safety or really really impressed :|
thanks for the vid!
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stupid fool.

carry the bike and run, now that would be something.
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Welcome to India - The land of multitaskers where we manage cell phones while riding a bike or driving a car!
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Dudes I just paid upto 4 challans on Cell phone driving each of 500 bucks...now i refrain from picking up a call while driving the car...
The punishment helped !!!What say?
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why dont u get a bluetooth that solves a lot of problems
cops can never catch u for that

and i guess now one can get bluetooth helmets as well
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Is it illegal to listen to music while Riding?
I use sony W810i so use the handsfree inside the helmet to listen to music and screen calls as well,have never been questioned by cops for this even when I was stopped for routine checks
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More than whether it is legal or illegal, it could be dangerous to you, because due to the music, you might not hear the going-ons around you, leading to accidents.
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why dont u get a bluetooth that solves a lot of problems
cops can never catch u for that

and i guess now one can get bluetooth helmets as well

sorry to burst your bubble.

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Heck, it's not. Quoting from the Mumbai Traffic Police website:

FAQ REGARDING USE OF MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING

Q) Can I use mobile phone while driving?
As per rule 250 (A)(1) of Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, use of mobile phone is prohibited by driver while driving or riding a motor vehicle (including two wheelers).

Q) Can I keep my mobile phone switch on while driving?
If you are alone in the car, you shall switch off your mobile phone while driving any motor vehicle.(Section 250 (A)(2) of M.M.V.R.1989)

Q) Can I use hands-free or any other accessories of mobile phone while driving?
No. (As per rule mentioned above.)

Q) Can other occupants of the motor vehicle use mobile phone?
Yes. Other than driver, occupants of the motor vehicle can use mobile phone.

Q) After receiving call or sms on mobile phone, Can I park my vehicle and use mobile phone?
No. As per rule mentioned above, mobile phone should be in switched off mode while driving.

Q) What is fine or penalty for using mobile phone, while driving?
As per section 177 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, using mobile phone while driving fine is Rs.100/-. But, if it causes further inconvenience or is hazardous to the road users, then the driver may be fined for negligence driving, for which fine is Rs.1000/- and compounding fee is Rs.500/-.

Q) Can I get refund on fine?
If a fine is recovered as a cash bail deposit and if you appear in the court, it may refunded or deposited as per court order. If cash is taken, as a compounding fee, then it is non-refundable as the case it self is disposed off on the spot. (Sec.200 of M.V.Act1988).

Q) If I don't have money to pay fine, what is the procedure?
As per Sec.206 (2) of M.V.Act, 1988,if you will not pay fine, your driving license may be impounded in lieu of temporary license permit, which is issued by the official handling the matter.

Q) If I am a doctor; can I use my mobile phone in an emergency while driving?
No. Exemption is not given to any one in the M.V.Act or Rules regarding this and all are same in front of law.

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Is it illegal to listen to music while Riding?
I use sony W810i so use the handsfree inside the helmet to listen to music and screen calls as well,have never been questioned by cops for this even when I was stopped for routine checks
Its all about being safe and driving responsibly while on public roads . I had seen many 2 wheeler folks doing this and personally i feel its unsafe no matter the decibel levels are low. Its always better and advisable to know whats behind you and beside you. Given the discipline an average indian driver displays on the road, its nothing but suicidal.

And for that show off guy in the video definitely cops needed to punish such unwanted heroics where he is jeopardizing others lives and it shows how much he values life. Phew! such mindless heroics and stunts are only enjoyable when performed by stuntmen but not in real life.

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Is it legal to use a cell phone while riding a bike? May be... Is it legal to relax while riding a bike?

This guy definitely thinks so. BTW, he has mad balls!
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NO, IMO, it is illegal.
One should not do this on such a busy road.


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Is it illegal to listen to music while Riding?
I dont know if its illegal or not, but very dangerous. This should be avioded.


Actually when I want to take my mobile ( motorola L6) from my trouser pocket, I usually take my hands off and get into almost the similar position and take out mobile. Then stop and talk / message.
Usually I clean my specs on drive by taking my hands off.

I was punished by my dad for not allowing me to drive any two wheeler or car for one week more than once.
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Q) Can I use mobile phone while driving?
As per rule 250 (A)(1) of Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, use of mobile phone is prohibited by driver while driving or riding a motor vehicle (including two wheelers).

Q) Can I keep my mobile phone switch on while driving?
If you are alone in the car, you shall switch off your mobile phone while driving any motor vehicle.(Section 250 (A)(2) of M.M.V.R.1989)
1989??!??!!
The mobile services were commercially launched in August 1995 in India.
-Wikipedia
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Welcome to India - The land of multitaskers where we manage cell phones while riding a bike or driving a car!

last nite i saw a man driving a maruti 800, eating waffers (Ruffle Lays) and smoking at the same time..thank God he was not on the phone at that time..or may be he had a blue tooth device that i could not see.. but the car deck was pumping some loud random kanada song..

now that is what i call "multi-tasking"
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1989??!??!!
The mobile services were commercially launched in August 1995 in India.
-Wikipedia
I was about to comment on the same, who made these rules before the cellphone was even introduced in India?
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The Act was passed in 1989. This doesn't prevent the Government from adding subsequent notifications, does it? Every new rule coming into effect has a related notification, which would fall under the same parent act.
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