France is changing the law to ban the use of smartphones in cars completely. What this means is that it will be illegal to use a smartphone in a car even if you have the engine turned off and the car is not moving.
Previously if you pulled your car over to the side of the road and turned off your engine, you were not considered to be driving. Now the law has been changed to say that you are only not driving when you have parked off the road or in a parking space.
What this means is that anyone who uses their smartphone in their car when it is not in a parking spot of off the road can face a fine of €135 and points on their license.
The reason this being done is because French drivers had apparently not been obeying the existing laws when it comes to using a mobile phone in the car.
Source 9 to 5 Mac
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