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Uzbekistan bans cell phones while driving

Omar McFarlane

This New Year, while everyone is making resolutions to lose wieght and save money, Islam Karimov -- president of Uzbekistan -- is promising safer roads. Come January 1st, Uzbekistan will join the 77 other countries worldwide already banning cellphones while driving. The change comes with the addition of Article 1281 to their Code, which results in a penalty fee of at least one minimum wage if charged. There is no mention if the ban includes using hands-free headsets -- which we have already claimed to be asinine -- but we can hardly fault Karimov for wanting safer highways and byways.

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