Mobile phones

If you have a learner’s permit or a P1 provisional licence it’s against the law to use any kind of mobile phone when driving. Things happen quickly on the road, and it’s easy to crash if you’re not concentrating fully.

Turn off your phone, or put it in a place you can’t see it or hear it. Stop if you need to make a call or send a message. Don’t risk a crash or a fine.

If you have a P2 provisional licence or a full licence, you can use some kinds of hands-free mobile phones.

Click here to go the My Licence website for more information about mobile phones and driving.

  • Never read or send text messages while driving. It is obvious your eyes are not on the road!
  • Use voicemail instead of answering your phone while driving.
  • Pull over safely and park to make or receive a call.
  • Plan breaks in your trip for phone calls.
  • Tell your family and friends not to call when you know you'll be driving.
  • Never look up phone numbers while driving.
  • Learner's Permit and P1 Provisional drivers are banned from using any type of mobile phone function while driving.  The mobile phone ban includes: using hands-free mode including Bluetooth, loudspeaker, GPS, texting.