Laws and regulations on mobile phone use while driving

  • How does Speaking Email fit with various laws and regulations? Many countries and states allow use of a mobile phone so long as it is in a cradle, does not require too much button pressing, has no typing needed and requires only glances at the screen.

    For example in New Zealand the phone must be secured in a mounting fixed to the vehicle and the driver must manipulate or look at the phone only infrequently and briefly. Drivers are specifically banned from reading and composing text messages and emails.

    Our app enables the driver to glance at and listen to emails, which we believe is acceptable. Our reply function is a predefined list and doesn't allow you to type a message. Every function is a swipe or at most two taps, so this is minimal manipulation. We've taken care to ensure there are no complex gestures, small hit areas, keyboard input or demanding processes.

    You obviously need to use this app only as permitted in your area (if using while driving). We do not (and couldn't) provide any guarantee about whether your use of this app while driving would be considered unlawful in any jurisdiction.

❝I absolutely love the app and being a sales rep that is in the car 4 to 6 hours a day find it incredibly helpful. It is literally freeing up and hour or two of time for me every day I am on the road by having a lot less time at the desk doing email. THANKS!!!❞

Scott Middleton

VP at Access Partners


Speaking Email partners and users include:

Massey University
The Metropolitan Museum
University of Auckland
University of South Carolina
University of Sydney