Mobile Update

Written by Ronak Shah


On the 1st of July 2018, the ability to pick up mobile phone use through Mobile Detection Cameras was enforced in NSW

The subject of mobile phone use while driving is a current issue in NSW and regular Government campaigns are created in order to tackle it. In recent news, from the 1st of December 2016, ‘P2 licence holders must not use any function of a mobile phone while driving or riding, or when stationary but not parked’ (Transport for NSW, 2016). The Government is introducing this rule in order to help reduce mobile phones being a cause of road fatalities and serious incidents.

The mobile phone can be a distraction and hazard particularly for younger and inexperienced drivers. The driver must focus on the task at hand, which in this context is driving – to reach their destination safely. According to Monash University Accident Research Centre study, ‘0.9% casualty crashes in NSW between 2000-2011 were caused by using a mobile phone’ (Accident Statistics, 2013). This percentage has probably increased over the years.

Members of the community, parents and younger drivers need to be aware of the mobile phone road rules. This will assist in answering common questions of what is and isn’t allowed when it comes to this device. It will also help keep drivers safer on the roads.

For more information on mobile phone road rules please click on the following linkhttp://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/mobilephones/know-the-rules.html

On the 1st of July 2018, the ability to pick up mobile phone use through Mobile Detection Cameras was enforced in NSW by the Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Road Safety) Act 2018 No 15.

These cameras can track a driver for 50m. Click the link below to view all the locations of these cameras in NSW!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1oHDp4e_sqG9a38RLE6p9W1aNrXU&ll=-33.89084395049239,151.02572960267332&z=10         

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