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Legality of using phone whilst driving

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:24 pm
by Naz93
Hi all,

Just wanted to run this by. I've purchased a cradle for my iphone which sucks onto the windscreen, I don't have a bluetooth headset.
Am I within my rights to accept / make phone calls from my phone whilst driving provided that its in the cradle?

Thanks

Naz

Re: Legality of using phone whilst driving

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:30 pm
by gixxer1
no your not you can take a call on a cradle as your only pressing accept but if you make a call or message from it you get the fine they dont like us using hands free while driving either but its not against the law however if you have an accident that's your fault while using hands free its undue care and attention and you may get done if a copper catches you pressing buttons on your phone while driving he will either tell you to pull over to make your call or fine you depends if hes having a bad day

Re: Legality of using phone whilst driving

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:19 pm
by s4mc0x
Don't even open that can of worms. The law is for improper control of your vehicle, ie, not concentrating because you're using the touchscreen radio, your sat nav or phone, eating an apple, whatever. Of course, it would take a real jobsworth to pull you because you'd pressed answer, but they still can. Set your satnav up before you turn the car on and shut your phone in the glovebox.
I probably sound like a bit of a butter wouldn't melt, but I've had enough morons pull out in front of my (bright yellow) bike 'cause they've been chatting on the phone or wondering which way they're turning in 400 yards...

Re: Legality of using phone whilst driving

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:14 pm
by Loque
It's actually against electronic devices as said above. A friend of mine was done for changing the song on his iPod at a set of traffic lights.

IMO the law is ambiguous, and the true knowledge of the situation is not advertised by the police strongly enough.