Lithuania bans phone use in streets


  • TECH
  • Thursday, 04 Oct 2018

Starting next month, crossing the street while talking on or checking a phone could cost Lithuanians a fine of up to RM190.

Lithuania's phone-addicted pedestrians will have to do without mobile devices when they cross streets under a new regulation approved on Wednesday as the Baltic country seeks to curb traffic deaths.

"Pedestrians must not use mobile devices before stepping onto the street or walking across it," Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis told a cabinet meeting that was broadcast live.

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