I lifted this statement from Vic Roads website.
I was of the belief that if your mobile was in a cradle , you could press the answer key and take a call.
Seems I was correct.Bu Gawd its confusing.
We have a hands free kit, but you press to answer.
So for your information.
The rules outlined below are an overview, please refer to the rule references for more details.
Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, except to make or receive a phone call or to use its audio/music functions provided the phone:
* is secured in a commercially designed holder fixed to the vehicle
* can be operated by the driver without touching any part of the phone, and is not resting on any part of the driver's body.
Using a phone as a navigational device/GPS while driving is prohibited unless it is secured in a commercially designed holder fixed to the vehicle. All other functions (including video calls, texting and emailing) are prohibited.
Learner and P1 drivers
Learner and P1 drivers, are prohibited from using a mobile phone at all while driving.
Visual display units/navigational devices/GPS
A driver must not drive a vehicle that has a television receiver or a visual display unit operating if any part of the screen is visible to the driver or is likely to distract another driver.
A driver can use a driver’s aid such as a navigation device but it must be an integrated part of the vehicle design, or secured in a commercially designed holder, which is fixed to the vehicle.
The rule relating to securing visual display units does not apply to motorcycles.
Road Safety Road Rules 2009
* 300 Use of mobile phones
* 299 Television receivers and visual display units in motor vehicles
To look up these rules and check for other related rules, please refer to the Acts and Regulations administered byVicRoads.