Victoria to rollout $33.7 million mobile phone camera technology to catch drivers

Victoria to rollout $33.7 million mobile phone camera technology to catch drivers

Some road rules aren’t common knowledge and these ones can lead to some hefty fines from police. Some road rules aren’t common knowledge and these ones can lead to some hefty fines from police.... New images have laid bare the extent of drivers texting or using their phones while driving, placing the lives of Victorians at risk. 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 …
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