The UK is about to make it clear that you simply shouldn’t seize your cellphone whilst you’re driving — no matter what you propose to do. The federal government is closing a authorized loophole (by way of BBC) that allowed individuals to choose up their telephones whereas driving so long as they weren’t calling or messaging. When enacted, you’ll have to make use of hands-free options for nearly every thing. The lone exception is for contactless cost whilst you’re stationary, resembling paying for a meal at a drive-thru.
The legislation beforehand solely banned “interactive communication.” Successfully, this let individuals escape punishment by claiming they had been searching the net, taking a selfie or in any other case doing one thing that didn’t contain chatting with others.