It is perfectly legal to use a hands-free phone whilst driving, right ? Wrong...
THE SA Supreme Court has ruled using hands-free phones while driving is an offence, prompting a review of national road rules.
In fact, the convicted motorist was stationary whilst using a Bluetooth connection !
In his judgment, Justice Gray said Burns had breached federal law by:
DIVERTING his attention from the road.
LOOKING at his phone's caller ID display.
REMOVING one hand from the steering wheel.
PRESSING the phone's buttons with his thumb.
By that definition taxi drivers are illegally operating their network radios. Rubbish.