Originally Posted by Tahlee
..talking on a hand held mic brings the same penalty as talking on a mobile phone in Victoria ... and I suspect elsewhere too.
Umm.....no it doesn't, they are exempt from that.
Taken from Vic Road Rule 300.
Note point 2.
300. Use of hand-held mobile phones
(1) The driver of a vehicle (except an emergency vehicle or police vehicle) must
not use a hand-held mobile phone while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary
but not parked, unless the driver is exempt from this rule under subrule (3).
Penalty: 2 penalty units.
Note Emergency vehicle, park and police vehicle are defined in the dictionary.
(2) In this rule—
mobile phone does not include a CB radio or any other two-way radio.
(3) This rule does not apply to a driver if the Corporation has, by notice in writing,
exempted the driver from subrule (1).