Music deemed as inappropriate and irrelevant by the Philippine senate in cooperance with anti disturbance law.
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The Anti-Distracted Driving Act, officially recorded as Republic Act No. 10913, is a law in the Philippines that prohibits distracted driving by restricting and penalizing the use of mobile phones and other electronics devices while driving on any public thoroughfare, highway or street in the Philippines. The republic act defines "distracted driving" as "using mobile communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication or to make or receive calls" or "using an electronic entertainment or computing device to play games, watch movies, surf the internet, compose messages, read e-books, perform calculations, and other similar acts" while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle or while temporarily stopped at a red light. The law covers all private and public vehicles, including agricultural machines, construction equipments, public utility buses and jeepneys, taxicabs, motorcycles, tricycles, pedicabs, kuligligs and carriages. And of course, with music leads to distractions and car crashes.
Motorists using mobile phones for emergency purposes, including emergency calls to a law enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department or other emergency services; and Motorists operating emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles, in the course and scope of their duties are exempted from this law which mean they can freely listen to music.
When you disobey this law, a minimum of 6 months of jail time will be required to you and a maximum of 2 years depending on the density of the crime.