Shock pic exposes dangerous habit
Shocking pictures have laid bare the extent of a dangerous driving habit that one in 42 drivers engage in - and Victorian cops have a new way to crack down on it.
The Victorian Government will roll out new mobile phone camera technology over the next two years that will help police slap hefty fines onto drivers taking part in the dangerous behaviour.
A three-month trial of the technology assessed more than 600,000 vehicles on Victorian roads, and found a whopping one in 42 drivers were detected illegally using a mobile phone behind the wheel.
The technology used two portable cameras across a number of metropolitan and regional locations.
The highest rates of mobile phone use occurred at Craigieburn Road East in Wollert, Calder Park Drive in Hillside and Old Geelong Road at Laverton.
The technology also detected drivers who weren’t wearing seatbelts, driving without hands on the wheel or with pets on laps.
Acting Police Minister Danny Pearson said the findings were unacceptable.
“Using your phone while driving is unbelievably dangerous, and this trial has shown just how common …
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