[QUOTE=Darral T.;554853]Good stuff/good job Norm! If somebody's going to tell me the "Law", I want to know exactly what it says and not in their words.
Originally Posted by honda03842
It's clear to me that electronics devices that are not being held in your hand may be used including phones. ,
As pre Norms post as well as my previous one which linked you to the actual law which reads:
"A driver must not hold, operate, communicate or watch the
screen of a hand-held electronic communication device."
A mobile phone is a " COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE"
The current advertising blitz to highlight the law actually uses a mobile phone with a GPS app on it as the NO NO.
For those who have trouble understanding what a communication device is please See the pretty pictures of all the mobile phones the BC Government bulletin provided on my previous post. ;-)
In case you missed it here it is again: BC RoadSafey BC - Use of Electronic Devices while Driving.
As with all things people can read what they want to read and disregard the rest.... I would suggest if you come on up and try proving your interpretation of the laws in BC that you bring lots of cash with you
EDIT to add: The problem/issues with the use of a mobile phone as a GPS is that it will continue to be able to receive emails, text messages & calls while you are running the GPS app. The law also reads in part: "A driver must not send or receive
text messages or email on any type of electronic device." On most smart phones it is impossible to stop it from receiving mail & text while it is in GPS mode & they usually include an on screen alert. So even if you do not have it in your hand and it is mounted on the car and your looking at it, you are going to be receiving text messages and emails most likely seeing/reading the alerts on the screen as they pop up. Even if you figure out how to stop it from appearing on your screen while in GPS mode you might find yourself having to explain to the nice RCMP officer how you did that after he pulls you over to check it. ;-)