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    Q392: What kind of mobile phone hands free kit do I need?

    If the mobile phone can be operated without it being held, then hands free kits are permitted. The touching of buttons on the phone is allowed, as long as the phone is not being held whilst being operated.

    If your mobile phone is blue tooth compatible then you can buy a blue tooth head kit. If your phone is not blue tooth compatible then the best option is probably a speaker phone kit.

    There are however still risks using a mobile phone whilst driving as they are a distraction. If you are involved in an incident and even using a mobile phone legally, you could still face prosecution for failing to have proper control over your vehicle.

    You can also be prosecuted for careless driving or dangerous driving which carry higher penalties. If you kill someone in an accident caused by phoning or texting etc. you can expect a lengthy sentence of imprisonment (e.g. up to 7 years for phoning and worse if you are texting).

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