Do the laws define what a mobile phone is?
Because cars are mobile too right.
Sort of. Its a hella strange ruling on cars.
While they're owned by you, so you're responsible for them, when out in a public location, they're considered public land in as far as police rights go (hence warrant less searching and such in Australia)
So, it's mobile, in that it moves, but whether or not it's considered a phone affixed to private property, or a "Mobile Phone" would be another story.
It DOES make me wonder whether Mobile Phone is strictly defined though, yes.
The contentious issue though is 2-way radios. You can actually do phone calls by an intermediate service using 2-way radio in some remote areas. So really the main difference is in simplex vs duplex communication.
Yeah, because in QLD, CB radio use is legal while driving.
In Logic, I argue that finding a channel, setting your squelch, if digital setting your sub frequencies\encryption and such is actually MUCH more distracting than making a call on my phone.
But in law, I know, one is illegal, one is not.
And I suppose that, yes, once all those frequencies and such are set up, you're not fiddling much anymore.
Still, Holding and releasing a speaker is IMO more distracting than a mobile; but meh, I don't make the laws.
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