7. Related to the use of mobile phones
The use of mobile phone in Hong Kong is very common. Yet common sense dictates that driving while using a mobile phone can be dangerous. It is therefore essential to have statutory control over a driver’s use of a mobile phone while driving. The relevant law is found in Regulation 42(1)(g) of the Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations (Cap.374G of the Laws of Hong Kong) .
It provides that if a motor vehicle is in motion, the driver shall not “use a mobile telephone while holding it in his hand or between his head and shoulder” nor “use, while holding it in his hand, any accessory to a mobile telephone”. The penalty for contravening this Regulation is a fine of $2,000.