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Legislation limits use of auto video monitors

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Motorists will be limited to where they can place video screens and monitors in their vehicles if Bill 136 becomes law. Senator Mana Silva Taijeron introduced legislation that makes it a misdemeanor to operate a vehicle if certain video or television equipment is installed in front of the driver's seat, or in a position that allows for it to be viewed by the driver.

Senator Taijeron says, "Many vehicle accidents are due in large part to distractions of the driver.  The regulations contained within the measure will restrict the location of screens and monitors to address the issue of driver distraction, and are aimed toward ensuring greater safety on Guam's roads."

The measure would also provide exceptions such as displays for the purpose of vehicle information, global positioning or mapping. More than 30 states nationally have this law in effect, and about a dozen have the same exemptions.

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