The Herald reports:
“A cop pulled me over, I got an infringement notice and I regret it,” he said.
Mr Cunliffe said the phone was on “hands-free” mode and he “didn’t realise it was an offence”, though he clarified that he was holding the phone with one hand.
Umm, the definition of hands-free is that it is not in your hand!
Personally I think the law is a stupid one. The law should be about if you are driving safely and not distracted, rather than singling out specific devices such as phones. Eating a pie can be just as distracting, for example.
But not a good idea for MPs to break the laws they passed.