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Phone and driving ontario

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Phone and driving ontario

Just saw the bus driver use the wired ttc phone while driving. Is it allowed??? If it is allowed, can we use our cell phone that has wired handle while driving??
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It is most likely a phone headset connected to the radio so that they can communicate with the dispatcher. It would be the same as using a wired headset. The only difference with the phone is that only the driver can hear the information the dispatcher is providing. i.e. if they are calling requesting police or listening to sensitive information.
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cmackenzie93 wrote: It is most likely a phone headset connected to the radio so that they can communicate with the dispatcher. It would be the same as using a wired headset. The only difference with the phone is that only the driver can hear the information the dispatcher is providing. i.e. if they are calling requesting police or listening to sensitive information.
Its like a normal wired telephone..... It was requesting for another bus due to customer not showing proof of payment again. Ttc
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Well as it was a bus it couldn't have been a wired telephone since it buses don't have a phone line. So it was a two way microphone which would be allowed.

it was probably something like this

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00881WLDM/re ... UTF8&psc=1


so if you really wanted one you could get one for yourself, would fall under the handsfree law since it technically is a handsfree device. but you'd look pretty ridiculous
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http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety ... -faq.shtml
Specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers, as well as licenced amateur radio operators, are permitted hand-held use of their two-way (“CB”) radios (exemption to expire January 1, 2018).
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