Distracted Driving - Update

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Va7hz
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Distracted Driving - Update

Post by Va7hz » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:48 am

Here are the changes relating to Amateur Radio. A link to the full text is included at the bottom.

Hand Microphones
A “hand microphone” is a ½ duplex communication device used principally for commercial purposes (e.g., delivery business).
The device consists of a hand held unit that: Is both receiver and microphone.

Is operated by a push and hold to talk function.
Allows for oral communication, but not for the transmission and receipt of oral communication at the same time.
A person may use a hand microphone while driving if:
The device is within easy reach of the driver’s seat.

The device is securely fixed to the motor vehicle or worn securely on the person’s body in a manner that does not obstruct the person’s
view of the front or sides of the motor vehicle or interfere with the safety or operating equipment of the motor vehicle.

Two way Radios
Two way radios are ½ duplex VHF, UHF and HF communication devices that permit the transmission of sound over a radio frequency.
Two way radios have been used by drivers for decades, most commonly by search and rescue, commercial drivers, long haul truck drivers,
citizen band (CB) and amateur radio operators.
A two way radio consists of a hand held microphone connected to a transceiver unit that is operated by a push and hold to talk function and allows for oral communication, but not for the transmission and receipt of oral communication at the same time.
A person may use a two way radio while driving if the transceiver:
Is within easy reach of the driver’s seat; and is securely fixed to the motor vehicle or worn securely on the person’s body in a manner
that does not obstruct the person’s view of the front or sides of the motor vehicle or interfere with the safety or operating equipment
of the motor vehicle

Further info can be found here: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/drivin ... riving.pdf
electronic_devices_while_driving.pdf
Distracted Driving file available for download
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