Mobile phone detection cameras now in use
26th February 2020
One of the new mobile phone detection cameras was set up in the Hunter Valley for nine days recently. It caught 370 drivers illegally using their phones while driving.
Those drivers escaped with a warning, but drivers caught from this Saturday will not be so lucky.
Some call it revenue raising but I say the only revenue being raised is from people doing the wrong thing and putting the lives of others, and themselves, at risk.
Please, just don't do it. We've seen the results. We need to stop people dying on our roads.
The State Government is rolling out 45 of these cameras across the State. There are no warning signs on roadsides to indicate their location.
Those caught using phones while driving face a fine of $344 ($457 if caught in a school zone) and the loss of five demerit points.
As I said, the grace period ends this Saturday.