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Why is it okay to use a built-in touchscreen with multiple menus while driving a car? Mobile phones are banned with serious punishment for using them but it seems it’s okay to use a more complex device...
With the restrictions on touching the screen of a smartphone while driving being considered, I assume all the cars with touchscreen controls for the radio, Sat Nav, heating etc will be withdrawn from sale...
I put my smartphone in a holder attached to the dashboard and then use it as a sat nav. Sometimes I need to touch it to see how far ahead a traffic jam is going on. Am I breaking the law if I touch it...
If it is against the law to use your phone while driving, except hands-free, then surely using computer touchscreens to operate car systems and even to make phone calls must also be illegal.
I want the best mobile phone holder on the market. I use a Samsung S9 plus phone with cover. What type of phone holder would you say is the best on the market?
Is it legal to use a mobile phone in a cradle for navigation while driving? Will the insurance be valid?
Yesterday, my neighbour received a letter accusing him of using a mobile while driving. It was a vehicle he has never owned or drove, what is his next step?
As the law is now taking a tougher line with drivers using mobile phones while on the move, are the same sanctions being used with those who use in-car touchscreen features, as are being found in more...
I am having a disagreement with someone who was driving a car and using their phone while I was a passenger. We were stopped in traffic (not a long time) and the car had the handbrake on, gear in neutral...
I’m devoting most of this week’s column to an injustice briefly touched upon on 12th January (‘Wrong Arm of the Law’). It seems that drivers are increasingly being bullied into accepting fixed penalties...
 

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