At the start of this year, the laws around driving and the use of mobile phones was changed. This means that you now need to ensure that you are not using your phone for any reason (other than emergency situations) whilst you are in control of a vehicle, this includes when you are stopped at traffic lights.
There are easy to enable you to use the functionality of your phone on a hands-free basis. This could be using a Bluetooth connection to your car or by placing your phone in a cradle. It is worth talking to a Vodafone Store Ireland company like King Communication to find out what the best option is for your phone and vehicle.
It is important when using your phone to make and take calls that you are not touching your phone. This is where voice activation or Bluetooth linking to your cars stereo system is the best option. If you use your phone as a sat-nav, you will need to program this before you set off and if you need to re-route, you should find a safe place to pull over to do this.
If you decide to place your phone in a cradle, you should ensure that this is not placed in an area where it could obstruct your vision through your windscreen. The best rule of thumb is to keep the phone to the side of you and find a safe place to stop if it does start to ring.