The UK is about to make it clear that you just shouldn’t seize your cellphone while you’re driving — it doesn’t matter what you plan to do. The federal authorities is closing a approved loophole (by means of BBC) that allowed people to pick up their telephones whereas driving as long as they weren’t calling or messaging. When enacted, you’ll should make use of hands-free choices for nearly all of the issues. The lone exception is for contactless price while you’re stationary, equal to paying for a meal at a drive-thru.
The regulation beforehand solely banned “interactive communication.” Efficiently, this let people escape punishment by claiming they’ve been purchasing the web, taking a selfie or in every other case doing one factor that didn’t include chatting with others.