New Zealand to Ban Cell Phone GPS Features While Driving

Discussion in 'Navigation units' started by april06, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. april06 New Member

    New Zealand is taking their cell phones-while-driving-ban beyond text messaging and calling, prohibiting the use of GPS.
    "Under the new law, that would be illegal, according to Transport Ministry spokesman John Summers: "The Road User Amendment Rule 2009 means drivers will not be able to look at a navigation aid on a mobile phone when driving, even if it is mounted on the dashboard.
    "You can use a mobile phone held in a cradle while driving, but only to make, receive or terminate a phone call. You cannot use them in any other way, such as reading a GPS map, reading email or consulting an electronic diary."
    The restriction will only apply to navigation systems with mobile phone functionality"

    What do you think? What do you use for navigation, phone GPS or navigator, or else?
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    PetrolDave Super Moderator

    That's stupid - it will be legal to look at the screen of a dedicated sat nav device but not of a mobile phone running sat nav software.

    The New Zealand politicians are showing how little they understand about technology with this ill thought out piece of idiotic legislation.
  3. Cockney Boy Member

    Dave you forgot to add that it will also be illegal soon to look down and see what speed your doing too!!!

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