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    #1

    I am driving. I will call you later.

    Hi,
    Suppose that I am driving but suddenly my friend calls me.
    I answer him:
    1. "Hi Alex. I am driving and I'll call you later."
    2. "Hi Alex. I am driving and I'll get in contact with you later."
    3. "Hi Alex. I am driving and I'll call you as soon as possible."
    4. "Hi Alex. I am driving and I'll get in contact with you as soon as possible."
    5. "Hi Alex. I am behind the wheel and I'll get in contact with you as soon as possible."
    6. "Hi Alex. I am behind the wheel and I'll call you as soon as possible."

    I don't know how to say that. In Iran we say: "I'm behind the wheel" but what about in English? I mean do you say like that or not? If you were me how would you say that?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I am driving. I will call you later.

    I would use the first- it's the shortest and this is a situation where the fastest message is the best IMO. We do say behind the wheel in BrE, but I wouldn't use it here.

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