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18 August 2018

New Zealand bans mobile phone navigation while driving–but PNDs are legal

car tree New Zealand bans mobile phone navigation while driving  but PNDs are legalTell me if I’m missing something here, but a new New Zealand Transport Ministry law will prevent drivers from using mobile phone navigation software while driving, even if it is mounted on the dashboard or windshield–while still keeping traditional navigation devices legal.

Called the Road User Amendment Rule 2009, the law will allow drivers to make and receive calls via a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone that is mounted in the vehicle, but rules out looking at maps, emails, and other text and image-based features. Meanwhile, PND owners will be allowed to view maps while driving as long as the PND isn’t network-equipped.

What am I missing here?


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