While driving, it is illegal to touch, hold or have your mobile resting on any part of the driver’s body (unless the phone is stored inside a driver’s pocket or in a pouch). ‘Driving’ includes being stationary with the motor running, like waiting at stoplights or stopping roadside.
Whilst driving, you can only touch a mobile phone to make or receive a call if the phone is secured in a mounting. If the phone is unsecured, it can only be used to receive or terminate a phone call without touching it (e.g. using voice activation, a Bluetooth hands-free car kit, ear piece or headset).
Whilst driving, it is illegal to create, send or look at a text message, video message or email, even when the phone is secured in a mounting or can be operated without touching it.
GPS may be used whilst driving if it is secured in a mounting and no touching of the keypad or screen is required.
The vehicle must be legally parked before a driver can legally hold a mobile phone.