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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Law officially in effect in Aruba as of now! It is (by law) prohibited to be behind the wheel of a car in traffic having a phone in your hand. If spotted by police you will receive a 500 florin ($285 +/-) fine. The maximum sentence for this infraction (should it be necessary to go beyond the basic fine) is detention for a maximum of three months or a fine of 10k florin (about $5850).

Yoo have been warned!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:36 pm 
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We have this law for years in the Netherlands. About 60% of traffic accidents are caused because people are busy on their phone while driving. I think it is a good thing the fine is high.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:34 pm 
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If your rental car does not have bluetooth, please bring your own. Not all rental cars have them. Check with the company you rent from.
Another alternative is a portable mount. I have one that fits into the CD slot. It's good for using maps as well as the speaker on your phone.
Be prepared Scouts.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:36 pm 
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My state, Massachusetts, finally caught up and passed legislation to forbid holding a cell phone. It's about time! Haven't been able to travel for a while, a touch of the big "C" plus a few more complications. And now, being in my 90's, I've pretty much swallowed the anchor. Hi dutchdushi, long time no talk! I'll try to get back here to put in my two cents worth a little more often. Sure miss the Divi!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:09 am 
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John, we missed you. Do come here more often! Hope you are well.


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