Skip to main content

Q2. Nowadays many taxi drivers have multiple mobile phones in front of their driver seats to receive calls for business. This possibly will affect their attention on road situations. Are taxi drivers in breach of any traffic law in such circumstances (even if they make and receive phone calls with hand-free function)?

 

Technically a taxi drivers operating multiple mobile telephones simultaneously without “holding” any of them may argue that he/she did not “use a mobile telephone while holding it in his hand” and therefore get away with the offence.

 

However, if any accident happens to that taxi, no matter how minor that accident is, the fact of using multiple mobile telephones simultaneously may contribute to the evidence against him/her for driving “without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road”, i.e. careless driving.

Last revision date: