New traf­fic reg­u­la­tions con­demns cross­ing road while play­ing games, talk­ing on phone, us­ing ear­phones

The UB Post - - Front Page - By B.DULGUUN

The re­vised traf­fic reg­u­la­tion will en­ter into force in Novem­ber. Par­lia­ment made amend­ments to the ex­ist­ing reg­u­la­tion to re­duce traf­fic ac­ci­dents caused by speed­ing, strengthen pro­tec­tion for pedes­tri­ans, pre­vent chil­dren from be­ing in­volved in road ac­ci­dents, and en­sure traf­fic safety for peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties, and re­duce traf­fic...

The re­vised traf­fic reg­u­la­tion will en­ter into force in Novem­ber.

Par­lia­ment made amend­ments to the ex­ist­ing reg­u­la­tion to re­duce traf­fic ac­ci­dents caused by speed­ing, strengthen pro­tec­tion for pedes­tri­ans, pre­vent chil­dren from be­ing in­volved in road ac­ci­dents, and en­sure traf­fic safety for peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties, and re­duce traf­fic.

Here is a list of changes made to the reg­u­la­tion.

The speed limit on roads near pub­lic venues such as cin­e­mas, shop­ping cen­ter and parks is set at 20 km per hour. If an ac­ci­dent that might have cause se­ri­ous health com­pli­ca­tions or dam­age to prop­erty oc­curs, all driv­ers are ob­li­gated to im­me­di­ately re­port to the po­lice and stop in the di­rec­tion of the ve­hi­cle that is highly vul­ner­a­ble to any risks, in­clud­ing a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter. Pedes­tri­ans, es­pe­cially chil­dren and young peo­ple, are for­bid­den to cross the road while talk­ing on the phone, wear­ing ear­phones/head­phones, us­ing roller skates and sim­i­lar items, and play­ing games. Chil­dren must be trans­ported to and back from kinder­garten/ school only with a bus with a Child on Board sticker. All chil­dren must be fas­tened with a seat­belt when trav­el­ing to and back from kinder­garten/school on a bus. Bus driver must light emer­gency lights when chil­dren board and alight the bus and other driv­ers must re­duce their speed, drive with pre­cau­tion, and stop if chil­dren are cross­ing the road.

Chil­dren un­der the age of 10 must be put in a child safety seat when trav­el­ing in a ve­hi­cle. Chil­dren un­der the age of 10 should not be left alone in­side a ve­hi­cle.

A per­son with dis­abil­i­ties must be hold­ing a white cane when cross­ing the road. If he or she loses di­rec­tion, doesn’t know the lo­ca­tion of a nearly pedes­trian cross­ing, or is un­sure which traf­fic light is on, he/she should seek as­sis­tance from oth­ers and en­sure their cane is able to re­flect light in the dark. An ex­cep­tion has been added to the ar­ti­cle pro­hibit­ing other forms of trans­port from us­ing lanes for ve­hi­cles. It now al­lows ve­hi­cles with the hand­i­cap mark­ing. No En­try, No Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles, and Con­trolled Park­ing Zone signs do not ap­ply to ve­hi­cles with hand­i­cap mark­ing. Driver is Deaf mark­ing should look like the in­ter­nally used square-shaped, blue mark­ing with white draw­ings.

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