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A quick question here. Tomorrow we begin our holiday; we're going to the UK by car and ferry. Now I just heard that in the UK, as a driver you are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving, or to have it in sight.
That would be a problem, as I use my phone as navigation equipment. Can anyone in the UK tell me whether that is allowed in practice or not?

And to make it RSP: Why does the government infringe on our God-given rights to use our phones whenever and wherever we want? Shouldn't Google, Facebook and Apple be able to gain data on wherever we go and whatever our holiday preferences are by any means possible?
 
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Whymme wrote:
A quick question here. Tomorrow we begin our holiday; we're going to the UK by car and ferry. Now I just heard that in the UK, as a driver you are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving, or to have it in sight.
That would be a problem, as I use my phone as navigation equipment. Can anyone in the UK tell me whether that is allowed in practice or not?

Most states in the US have the same laws. You just use a dashboard mount, especially for navigation.
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Just get the passenger to hold / operate the phone.
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Start here: https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law
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damiangerous wrote:
Whymme wrote:
A quick question here. Tomorrow we begin our holiday; we're going to the UK by car and ferry. Now I just heard that in the UK, as a driver you are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving, or to have it in sight.
That would be a problem, as I use my phone as navigation equipment. Can anyone in the UK tell me whether that is allowed in practice or not?

Most states in the US have the same laws. You just use a dashboard mount, especially for navigation.


As of today it is illegal in Washington state to have a phone in your hand, eat, drink, or do your makeup.
 
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GuidoVanHorn wrote:
As of today it is illegal in Washington state to have a phone in your hand, eat, drink, or do your makeup.


You have a phone that does our makeup?
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It all seems to be OK then. I have a dashboard mount, can control the Phone by voice and have a bluetooth connection with radio and mic, so everything should be fine.

My wife came with the news yesterday that any use of a phone in traffic is forbidden, so I thought I'd ask the experts - RSP.
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AdrianPHague wrote:
GuidoVanHorn wrote:
As of today it is illegal in Washington state to have a phone in your hand, eat, drink, or do your makeup.


You have a phone that does our makeup?

My seven year old daughter has a number of make-up apps installed on my iPad. There are undoubtedly phone variations as well.
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Whymme wrote:
It all seems to be OK then. I have a dashboard mount, can control the Phone by voice and have a bluetooth connection with radio and mic, so everything should be fine.

My wife came with the news yesterday that any use of a phone in traffic is forbidden, so I thought I'd ask the experts - RSP.

Yeah, all the law means is when you are driving, hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, be aware of the real world. Common sense stuff.
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AdrianPHague wrote:
GuidoVanHorn wrote:
As of today it is illegal in Washington state to have a phone in your hand, eat, drink, or do your makeup.


You have a phone that does our makeup?

It's America. We have an ap for everything.
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GuidoVanHorn wrote:
damiangerous wrote:
Whymme wrote:
A quick question here. Tomorrow we begin our holiday; we're going to the UK by car and ferry. Now I just heard that in the UK, as a driver you are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving, or to have it in sight.
That would be a problem, as I use my phone as navigation equipment. Can anyone in the UK tell me whether that is allowed in practice or not?

Most states in the US have the same laws. You just use a dashboard mount, especially for navigation.


As of today it is illegal in Washington state to have a phone in your hand, eat, drink, or do your makeup.


When they outlaw cup holders, only outlaws will have cup holders. arrrh
 
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