There is a very fine line between was does, and does not, constitute a breach of the law for using a mobile phone while driving. Technically, you can pick the phone up to check the time and put it back down again, and this is not illegal. However if you were to pick the phone up, click the button and a text message was displayed on the screen: by looking at this text message you have broken the law! The police will not take the time to have a discussion with you to ascertain what you were doing with a phone in your hand. If seen to be holding a phone while driving the police WILL pull you over and issue you with a ticket for using a mobile phone while driving.