Victorian drivers will be able to use GPS/SatNav software on their mobile phones after VicRoads has announced changes to the rules that apply from 9 November 2009.
Changes to the new mobile phone rules
The new mobile phone rules have been revised. The change now allows both the navigational (GPS) and audio/music functions of a mobile phone to be used, provided the mobile phone is secured in a commercially designed holder fixed to the vehicle.
Using a phone as a GPS while driving is prohibited unless it is secured in a commercially designed holder fixed to the vehicle.
— Using mobile phones and visual display units
(updated 2009-Oct-19) [Vic Roads]
Sanity prevails! And here we all were thinking that VicRoads had gone all feral on us because they don’t get iPhones as SOE equipment.