26 Feb '13, 7pm

@breakfastnews @abcandrewg @karina_carv In Tas not even allowed to use your phone's GPS mapping service when driving

On 30 November 2009, there will be some changes to the road rules about using mobile phones and visual display units. From 1 February 2010, the monetary penalty for illegally using a mobile phone while driving will increase from $110 to $300. This is in addition to the increase in the demerit point penalty, from 2 to 3 points, that came into effect in November 2009. Mobile phones Using a mobile phone while driving is banned except to make or receive a phone call provided the phone: is secured in a commercially designed holder fixed to the vehicle, or can be operated by the driver without touching any part of the phone. All other functions (including video calls, texting and emailing) are prohibited. Holding the phone (whether or not engaged in a phone call) is also prohibited. 'Holding' includes resting the mobile on the driver's lap, or between the chin and shoulder or pa...

Full article: http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/licence_information/tasma...

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