Is it legal to use a phone for navigation if it's on a dashboard phone holder?
My sat nav packed up so I've replaced it with an app on my phone. It's held on the dashboard in a phone holder. I've heard that it's unlawful to use a phone in this way. Is that correct?
If your phone is in a cradle then you may use it as a navigation aid, but pressing buttons or holding the phone while driving is illegal. It is, however, legal to make and receive calls/send voice texts using a hands-free system. Basically, all new cars come with Bluetooth systems fitted as standard, which allows the driver to use their phone legally. Although, even when using a legal hands-free kit, drivers can still be charged with careless driving, dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention if the police believe that it affected their standard of driving.