The transport minister says that using a mobile phone to call or text should only be possible when a lorry is at a standstill. At present jammers that block or interrupt mobile phone signals are not permitted under Belgian law. One alternative is to use the GPS signal to establish whether a lorry is travelling or not and for that to determine whether the mobile phone signal can be sued.
Ben Weyts: "Sometimes you see drivers watching videos behind the wheel, or reading emails and calling without a hands free handset. This cannot be tolerated." Mr Weyts also wants to establish whether similar technology can be employed for private cars. He has no plans for a mobile phone ban in cars.