The UK is about to make it clear that you just shouldn’t seize your telephone whilst you’re driving — no matter what you plan to do. The federal government is closing a authorized loophole (through 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 almost every thing. The lone exception is for contactless cost whilst you’re stationary, equivalent to paying for a meal at a drive-thru.
The legislation beforehand solely banned “interactive communication.” Successfully, this let individuals escape punishment by claiming they have been searching the online, taking a selfie or in any other case doing one thing that didn’t contain chatting with others.