Rules about Mobile Phones and Driving

Written by Geoff Watt

During the Safer Drivers Course, students have a chance to ask questions.  The question which comes up every single time is around mobile phones, and what is permitted.

First we should clarify just what is allowed for Learner Drivers (or those on their Provisional Licence),

Make or receive audio phone call – No
Use music or audio functions – No
Use as a driver's aid (e.g. navigation) – No
Apple CarPlay / Android Auto – No

Restricted licences holders including learner, P1 and P2 drivers and riders are not permitted to use their phone at all while driving or riding. This includes use of hands-free and Bluetooth functions.


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