bigal_nz:cisconz:jeffnz: Can calls and texts be sent if a driver is stuck in traffic?
If a driver is stuck in traffic due to the road ahead being blocked, for example because of an accident, they may use their mobile phone to make, send and receive calls and text messages. But this does not apply when drivers are stationary in the normal flow of traffic, such as approaching intersections, traffic lights or roadworks.
seems op is right, I was wrong
Again he was using the camera - not calls or texts.
Read the law dude - it doesnt matter what he was doing with the phone - the law says hes not allowed to use it in any other way (i suspect that rather encompassing statement includes taking photos!)
Exactly, so the ticket is justified, read the whole thread before judging which side I am on