View Full Version : Handsfree Cellphone + new law while driving

15-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Consider this: A person is talking on a cellphone using a hands-free set up, and they have an accident caused by their inattention. While investigating the accident police notice the hands-free items, and cellphone company logs show the connection time equal to the time of accident.

Would they be convicted and charged under the new law (http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/politicians-welcome-cellphone-driving-ban-2915080).

It is 20 demerit points and a $80 fine for using a cellphone while driving, but if an accident occurs I would think the conviction would be much harsher.

Heaps of people will probably install hands-free kits to get around the new law but does anyone know if there is another new law relating to causing an accident while using a cellphone?


Between 2003 and 2008, there were 482 injury crashes and 25 fatal crashes in New Zealand where the use of a mobile phone or other telecommunications device was identified as a contributing factor.

15-08-2009, 02:37 PM
Well I think the new law will be good.

But what will they ban next? Talking to your passengers? Thinking about mangoes? :ban

15-08-2009, 05:14 PM
Seems like the spam sub-humans are busy today :punk