New laws put in place in November 2012 restrict the use of mobile phones while in your car. Essentially the phone can only be used if:
-the mobile phone is secured in a fixed mounting; or -the mobile phone does not require you to touch or manipulate the phone in any way.
All other functions including texting, video messaging, online chatting, reading preview messages and emailing are prohibited.
While your vehicle is moving or stationary (but not parked), as a driver you must not hold your mobile phone in your hand other than to pass the phone to a passenger.
A mobile phone’s GPS (or other driver’s aid) function may only be used if:
-the phone is secured in a commercially designed and manufactured fixed mounting, and -the mounting is fixed in a location that will not distract or obscure your view in any way, and -the use of the driver’s aid does not distract you from driving or from being in proper control of your vehicle.
Products listed here are a suggestion only. Some still rely on your phone having voice activated functions to remain legal for in-car use.