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Mobile Phone Road Rules – Know the Rules

Mobile Phone Road Rules – Know the Rules


For fully licenced drivers, there are two ways you can use a mobile phone while driving. The first is if the phone is secured in a commercially manufactured and designed mounting that is fixed to the vehicle and doesn’t obscure your view of the road. If your phone is mounted in a cradle you can use it to make and receive audio calls, to play audio or as a driver’s aid such as navigation. The second way you can use your phone legally is when it is not in a cradle and it is being used hands-free, for example through bluetooth or voice activation. When using your phone in this way you must not touch any part of the phone and it can only be used for making and receiving audio calls and playing audio. You can only use a hand-held mobile phone if your vehicle is parked. While driving, a mobile phone must not rest on your leg, be between your shoulder and ear, or any other part of your body. It is never permitted to use your mobile phone or electronic device for text messaging, video messaging, emailing, using social media, taking photos or similar activities, while driving. You must not use a hand-held phone at all while driving including when you’re stopped at traffic lights. Any driver who has a digital driver licence must not touch their phone to access their licence unless they have been asked to do so by a Police officer. ..and can only use a mobile phone if their vehicle is parked.

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