As the school year is progressing, this may be a good time to remind parents of the new regulations around mobile phone use.
The NSW Government’s world-first mobile phone detection cameras have been operating in warning mode since 1 December 2019, but from 1 March 2020 drivers caught doing the wrong thing will cop a $344 fine and five demerit points. Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said 9 million vehicles had been checked by the cameras during the three-month warning period, with more than 30,000 warning letters issued to offending drivers.
NSW Police continue to enforce illegal mobile phone use and issue infringements as part of regular operations.
Find more information about mobile phone rules and FAQs on the Transport for NSW Know the rules page.