19 Oct '12, 5am

@NitroWare @j_hutch but the press release has the road safety dude recommending hands-free ops.

Motorists will be required to have their mobile phone completely hands free or mounted, if they wish to talk on the phone while driving, under changes to road rules which start on 1 November. Centre for Road Safety General Manager Marg Prendergast said the new mobile phone laws are part of the 2012 NSW Road Rules changes and have been introduced to further encourage motorists to avoid contact with their mobile phone while driving. “Holding your phone while talking and driving is already illegal but these changes will mean you cannot touch the phone unless it is mounted,” Ms Prendergast said. “Using a mobile phone while driving is dangerous, because it slows reaction times and increases the chance of having a crash.” Ms Prendergast said a hands-free device reduces the physical effort to make and receive calls. “The best thing to do is stay off your phone while driving – it ...

Full article: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/mobile-pho...

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