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Fossie
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  #267348 27-Oct-2009 17:34
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sarg: choosing between STOPPING a person using a mobile stationary at traffic lights or some one driving and using the mobile I would be chasing down the second not the first


*cough* Revenue gathering *cough* they'd got for the first everytime.

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  #267989 29-Oct-2009 10:17
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sarg: make, receive, or terminate a telephone call


So if the phone rings while driving, I'm not allowed to reach over and divert it to voicemail? Instead it sounds like I need to leave it sitting there, ringing and vibrating, and likely causing more of a distraction than if I was able to press a button and make it shut up.

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  #267993 29-Oct-2009 10:36
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That is still going to be the same as terminating it, the main focus of this law is on excessive use of the mobile, esp texting.
Just by pressing a button, I doubt an officer would even notice you.

Fossie, really? In my experience officers are not revenue gathering, if they were, there would be a ten-fold increase in the number of infringement notices given out. The number of times an officer gives compliance, ignores several offences and focuses on one, would surprise everyone of you who thinks our police are here just to steal your money.



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  #267998 29-Oct-2009 10:41
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Behodar:
sarg: make, receive, or terminate a telephone call


So if the phone rings while driving, I'm not allowed to reach over and divert it to voicemail? Instead it sounds like I need to leave it sitting there, ringing and vibrating, and likely causing more of a distraction than if I was able to press a button and make it shut up.


Thats not how I would read it.

Here are the exact words, emphasis on important bits highlighted:
1)A driver must not, while driving a vehicle, create, send, or read a text message on a mobile phone or make, receive, or terminate a telephone call on a mobile phone or use a mobile phone in any other way. This subclause is overridden by subclauses (2) to (6).

(5)A driver may, while driving a vehicle, use a mobile phone to make, receive, or terminate a telephone call if
(b)the driver manipulates the phone infrequently and briefly.

So I would say a 1 button press is 'infrequent' and you should be fine.  It seems like a very good section to me: catches those it intends to but would let you, for example, divert your call.

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  #268000 29-Oct-2009 10:43
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Behodar:
sarg: make, receive, or terminate a telephone call


So if the phone rings while driving, I'm not allowed to reach over and divert it to voicemail? Instead it sounds like I need to leave it sitting there, ringing and vibrating, and likely causing more of a distraction than if I was able to press a button and make it shut up.


Who's gonna notice you do that?

Seriously it's not like the police have installed surveillance cameras in everyone's cars...

..yet ;)



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  #268023 29-Oct-2009 11:23
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Paulthagerous: (5)A driver may, while driving a vehicle, use a mobile phone to make, receive, or terminate a telephone call if
(b)the driver manipulates the phone infrequently and briefly.



That'll teach me to skimread! Thanks for pointing that out :)


... and yes, I fully agree that nobody would notice anyway!

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  #268107 29-Oct-2009 13:20
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friedCrumpet:
Behodar:
sarg: make, receive, or terminate a telephone call


So if the phone rings while driving, I'm not allowed to reach over and divert it to voicemail? Instead it sounds like I need to leave it sitting there, ringing and vibrating, and likely causing more of a distraction than if I was able to press a button and make it shut up.


Who's gonna notice you do that?

Seriously it's not like the police have installed surveillance cameras in everyone's cars...

..yet ;)





http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/mp-obeid-beats-phone-law/story-e6freuy9-1225704696522

 Sort of thing has happen in the US as well. 




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