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25 July 2015

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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