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  1. I called 911 regarding a suspected drunk driver. I pulled over to call and was told by the dispatcher the hands free rules do not apply to emergency calls. They were wanting info from me that I was not able to confirm because I had pulled over (had the licence plate number wrong).

    • Jackie, I would go by legal guidelines, which would be OK for hands free. Jill, as a former motorcycle instructor, I would never recommend one break the law to snare someone else breaking the law. If that’s what the RCMP told you, I wouldn’t second guess that BUT I also would not personally recommend that. Texting while driving (hands-on -the-phone) is proving to be one of the more dangerous driving behaviours. -Britt

    • I was told by an RCMP officer that they take distracted driving as serious as drunk driving. I reported someone 3 weeks ago for swerving all over the road almost hit a pedestrian going over the white line on the right 6 times & swerved into oncoming lane 3 times. I followed got address cop came it was woman with 3 kids cop gave her major crap

    • It is NOT illegal to call 911 while driving, even if you are not using a hands-free device. It is a specific exception included in the legislation.