Re: CVC 23123. (A) Hand Held Wireless Telephone Prohibited Use
You focus on the "using a wireless telephone," but you cannot just ignore the rest of the statute:
23123. (a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.
Now, I fully agree that this law is pretty poorly written. But, it does not specify "using" as only conducting a telephone conversation. Using a GPS app (or looking up an address in your contacts, or playing "flying birds" for that matter) is still "using" the phone. So, no, such use is not "clearly allowed by law." And, note that it specifies "specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking." So, no matter what you are "using" the phone for, it has to be configured for hands-free and used in that manner. Theoretically, you could be using the phone as a hammer to crack walnuts and still be considered "using" the phone.
And, BTW, you cannot get around the "wireless" part by attaching your charger or any other "wire." "Wireless" refers to the method the phone uses to connect to the telephone network. So, even an old 1980's car-phone (using a wired handset to attach to a console mounted phone) is still a "wireless" phone.
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