Am I allowed to actually look on the mobile phone when the car is stationary?

That, during the travel of the Finger from the Smartphone, is clear: But the same applies if you are standing at the traffic light or in the Parking lot? Ofte

Am I allowed to actually look on the mobile phone when the car is stationary?

That, during the travel of the Finger from the Smartphone, is clear: But the same applies if you are standing at the traffic light or in the Parking lot?

Often motorists take advantage of the quiet opportunity in front of the traffic light to throw a short view on the phone - for example, when an urgent message is expected. Is this allowed?

Smartphone usage: What the highway code says?

Generally, Section 23 of the road traffic act: "anyone Who drives a vehicle must not use a mobile - or car phone when the mobile phone or the earpiece of the car phone is taken or kept must be. This does not apply if the vehicle is stationary and the Motor vehicle is turned off."

This means: as soon As the engine , to be running, it is forbidden to touch the phone. This includes things like on time or calls pushing away. Anyone who is caught nevertheless, you will have to expect a fine of a minimum of 100 Euro and one point in Flensburg .

mobile phone at the wheel: Are there any exceptions?

As the only exception for the use of Smartphones at the wheel applies to a switched-off engine . So who wants to write an urgent message or call, you must find a suitable place for Parking. The phone is in a holder, and the car has a hands-free kit, while driving on the phone

anyone Who owns a vehicle with Start-stop automatic - that is, the engine switches off at standstill, automatically, also should let the Finger away from the phone. After a tightening of the Law on the 19. October 2017 it is not allowed to use in this case.

also read: Shocking picture - the driver is on the phone, passenger intervenes.

phone as a Navi: Is this allowed?

For the most modern car manufacturers now offer a built-in navigation device as a Feature. In the case of older vehicles this can has to be retrofitted. Alternatively, the cell phone always comes back as a Navi replacement. the But beware: The cell phone may only be used as a navigation device used, if it is installed in a holder, and the Route is set prior to the Start of the engine.

mobile phone at the wheel during the probationary period

beginners get your driver's license initially for two years on a trial basis. In this period, violations in road traffic can lead to trial period extension and construction seminars. Who caught for the first Time with the mobile phone at the wheel , the fear is up to the usual penalties – no major consequences, as this is seen as a less serious infringement of group B of the cradle. Only in the case of a second B-violation is the extension of the probationary period is imminent.

mobile phone at the wheel: These punishments

Since the 19th century. October 2017 to apply new penalties for the use of mobile phones at the wheel. Instead of a minimum of 60 euros and a point in Flensburg, the violation cost is now at least 100 Euro .

violation

fine

points

ban

mobile phone as the driver of a Car

100 Euro

1

used ... with risk

150 Euro

2

1 month

... with property damage

200 Euro

2

1 month

phone as a bike rider

55 Euro

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Date Of Update: 08 May 2019, 00:00
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