New South Wales In-Car Phone Users, Listen Up!

Mobile phone detection cameras are being rolled out across NSW this Sunday, December the 1st.

Earlier this year, the New South Wales Police announced that they were going to be turning on newly-installed mobile phone detection cameras in late 2019, and they have finally announced that day to be this coming sunday. In 2018, the decision was delayed whilst the legislation was changed to incorporate allowing authorities to take photos of drivers of motor vehicles.

According to NSW Police, the statistic for fatal crashes due to mobile phone use is around 30%, so with the road toll this year totalling 329 so far, that works out to be around 100 deaths each year that could have been prevented if motorists didn't use their mobile phones.

For the initial three month period, drivers caught using their phone while driving will be issued a warning notice, but after the three month period ends, fines of $344, or $457 in a school zone will be imposed, with 5 demerit points attached.

Both fixed and temporary cameras will be placed at 45 different locations.

Here's what you need to know to avoid getting caught by these cameras:

The law in NSW for mobile phone use while driving - NSW Transport

The law in NSW for mobile phone use while driving - NSW Transport

Learners and Provisional drivers are not allowed to use their mobile phone in any way at any time.

Are you in favour of the new cameras?

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It saddens me with a month to go of this year that to confirm that we now have 329 people (in NSW) that will not be celebrating Christmas with their loved ones this year

Minister for roads - Andrew Constance

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Comments (15)

  • I don’t see why anyone can be against these cameras, bring them on!

      1 year ago
  • It’s about time!!

    I’ve had 5 bike crashes in a single year (3 in a month), ‘cause drivers “didn’t see” me right in front of their noses, while texting...

    Mostly were young ladies and mums rushing to school pick-ups😫😤

      1 year ago
  • We should adapt that in Victoria

      1 year ago
  • Well, I'm good. Every function of my phone can be used by voice. "Hey google, Next song" - "Hey Google, call Home" - "Hey Google, Navigate to 61 Thingo Street thingtown"

      1 year ago
  • NSW is turning their mobile phone cameras on this Sunday - watch out in-car phone users. @tribe

      1 year ago
    • It’s been going on here in Québec for about a year now. No problems here. I’m a Bluetooth user. I’m good. But be careful out there people it’s indeed pricey.

        1 year ago