FOMO – the Fear of Missing Out – is putting lives at risk on our roads every day. Distraction is listed as the fourth highest contributing factor in crashes, behind speed, alcohol and fatigue. When using a mobile phone, you’re not focusing on your driving.
There are a few ways to use your phone safely in the car:
If your mobile phone is in a mounting bracket on the windscreen, it must not obscure your view of the road.
Learner and P1 provisional drivers under 25 must not use hands-free, wireless headsets or a mobile phone's loudspeaker function.
Learner and P1 provisional drivers' passengers are also banned from using a mobile phone's loudspeaker function.
You can be fined $1000 and have 4 demerit points recorded against your traffic history if your mobile phone is in your hand and being used for any reason while you are driving—including when you're stopped at traffic lights or in congested traffic.
Double demerit points apply for second or subsequent mobile phone offences committed within 1 year after an earlier offence.
We want to help you get the most out of every drive. That's why we've put together some useful motoring tips to help you keep your vehicle safe and on the road.
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