Road traffic laws
Failing to comply with road traffic law generally leads to convictions for the driver, and potentially the Operator licence holder.
Common causes for non-compliance
It's an offence to drive a vehicle in a position that doesn't give you proper control of the vehicle or a full view of the road ahead.
This offence covers a multitude of situations, such as:
- Talking on a hands-free phone.
- Using the keys on a hands-free phone. A phone or device is hand-held if it has to be held to use it. This includes cradling the phone between ear and their shoulder.
- Eating, smoking or drinking.
- Talking to passengers in the vehicle.
- Map reading.
- Using satellite navigation systems.
- Using a two-way radio.
- Changing a CD or radio station.
The above offence also requires a full view of the road ahead. A driver may not have a full view if:
- A satellite navigation system is poorly placed, interfering with the driver’s view to the front.
- There is ice or mist on the windscreen blocking the view ahead.
- There are furry dice, Christmas lights or stickers crowding the windscreen.