It’s illegal to use a mobile phone or similar device while driving, or riding a motorcycle.
The rules are the same if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic.
It’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider.
You must stay in full control of your vehicle at all times. The police can stop you if they think you’re not in control because you’re distracted. This includes if you’re using devices like your sat nav or car radio.
When you can use a mobile phone in your vehicle
A driver may, while driving a vehicle, use a mobile phone if—
(a) the driver is using the phone to make a 111 or *555 call; and
(b) it is unsafe or impracticable for the driver to stop and park the vehicle to make the call.
Penalties for using your cell phone while driving
Under the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 drivers can’t use, while driving, a cell phone. It is simple to understand that no one wants to share the road with someone who is not paying attention on the road while driving. It is in the best interest of the driver and any passengers in the car or bike he is traveling with not use cell phone while driving. It keeps both the driver and the other passengers safe on the road.
If you find it difficult to make your phone calls when you are in a building like your home or office, it’s better you buy yourself a mobile phone booster which will make the signals so strong that you would be able to make your calls while you are at home or office not on the road where you will be risking your life and the life of the others as well.