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In a crackdown to enforce a tougher road law, more than 20,000 drivers were caught illegally using cellphones in November, the National Police Agency (NPA) reported Thursday.

The revised Road Traffic Law took effect Nov. 1, with fines of up to 7,000 yen for talking with a cellphone in hand or reading or sending phone mails while driving.

Some drivers tried to duck the fines by dumping the handsets into their pockets-with someone still saying ``Hello! Hello!'' on the other end, officials said.

In some cases, the police crackdown led to arrests of those trying to flee because the drivers had disregarded traffic lights or were driving without licenses.

Under the revised law, the fine is 6,000 yen for passenger-car drivers and motorcycle riders; 7,000 yen for bus or truck drivers; and 5,000 yen for small-motorbike riders. :wtf: are you doing yappin on ur cell while riding past a cop in the first place.


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thats not really alot of money to us but it is to them. The american dollor is equal to 104.28yen as of today. So 5000yen is only $47.95 american and 7000yen is $67.13.
 

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Yup, this is true..but damn, i cant imagine anybody telling me its gonna cost me 5000 of anything for talking on my cell. ! :eek:
 

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thats not really alot of money to us but it is to them. The american dollor is equal to 104.28yen as of today. So 5000yen is only $47.95 american and 7000yen is $67.13.
Still alot to me. Think of all the chocolate milk i could get for $67.13!

I've seen several drivers that deserve fines and/or beatings. This woman driving a Navigator was swerving allover two lanes. She had a cell phone in one hand and a cigarette in the other. (none on the wheel) She wasnt "driving" more like "avoiding". She'd periodically correct the wheel just before impact. SCARY

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