Viral text saying anyone on phone while engine is running will lose licence on the spot is fake

Lydia Lam
The Straits Times
Mar 6, 2017

If you have received a WhatsApp message claiming that "new legislation passed in Parliament" rules that anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving will lose their driver's licence for three months, dismiss it.

The message, which has been going viral on chat apps, is false.

It claims that anyone using mobile phones while driving, or while the engine is running, will lose their driver's licence on the spot for three months.

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