The United Kingdom is about to make it clear that you should not hold your phone while driving No matter what you intend to do. the government Close Legal loophole (trans BBC) Which allowed people to pick up their phones while driving as long as they weren’t calling or texting. When enacted, you’ll have to use hands-free features for almost everything. The only exception is contactless payment while steady, like paying for a meal In the way of the car.
Previously, the law prohibited only “interactive communication”. Effectively, this allows people to get away with it by claiming that they were surfing the web, taking a selfie, or doing something that did not involve chatting with others.