Using mobiles while driving
The rules about mobile phones differ depending on your driver status:
L or P1 drivers cannot use a mobile phone for any function at all, even if stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights.
P2 and fully licensed drivers or bike riders can use a mobile phone while driving/riding for an audio call only if the phone is securely attached and they do not touch the phone. Any GPS function can be used, as long as it is securely fastened and does not obstruct driver vision.
Texting, emailing, taking photos (anything but audio calls) can be used only when the vehicle is parked away from traffic lines. They are not allowed when the vehicle is stopped, including waiting at traffic lights or stuck in traffic.
How many of the top 10 are you unsure about?
- Giving way to pedestrians when turning
- Mobile phones
- Keeping left
- Using headlights and fog lights
- Safe following distances
- School zones
- Yellow traffic lights.
When in doubt, find out more details about each one, including video animations at: