The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 prohibit driving whilst using a hand-held mobile telephone or a hand-held device (other than a two-way radio) which performs an interactive communication function by transmitting and receiving data.
For the purposes of the regulation, a mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as hand-held if it is or must be held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function.
If the watch is not hand-held then the mobile phone legislation is not applicable. However, there are other offences which may apply:
- Dangerous driving
- Careless driving
- Not in proper control