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The government decided Friday to introduce tighter rules to crack down on smartphone use while driving, against a backdrop of a rising number of road accidents caused by inattentive drivers.

Starting Dec. 1, stricter penalties will be handed out, including higher fines, a roughly threefold increase in driving penalty points and lengthier prison sentences.

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