Road rule 300. Mobile phone use.

Road rule 300 – Use of mobile phones

To clarify that a driver may use driver aid functions, such a GPS application, on a mobile phone where the existing use requirements are met and the driver does not touch the phone while driving..

Learner, P1 or P2 drivers are not allowed to use a mobile phone at all while driving. This includes hands-free and hand-held phone calls, and messaging of any kind. Penalties for all drivers caught illegally using a mobile phone while driving were increased.

From 1 October 2014, motorcyclists who have less than three years experience also banned from using phones for any purpose (hands-free, hand-held or for navigation).