Posted: 1 November, 2012
New Australian Law Prevents Touching A Phone While Driving
As of today, it's illegal to TOUCH your mobile phone in any way while driving. The fine is $298 and 3 demerit points.
"From 1 November 2012 you can only use a mobile phone to make or receive a phone call, while driving if the phone:
- is secured in a cradle fixed to the vehicle, or
- can be operated by the driver without touching any part of the phone for example through the use of hands free or Bluetooth technology
You can’t hold a phone in your hand, other than to pass it to a passenger, and cannot rest the phone on your leg or between your shoulder and ear."
For more info on the new laws check out the RTA website.
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