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Distracted drivers

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from safe driving techniques.

When you are distracted whilst driving, you're less aware of what happening around you. Your decision making ability and driving performance suffer which may significantly increase your likelihood of causing a crash or near miss.

A variety of actions, objects or people can distract drivers:

  • It is illegal to use your phone when driving. If you are caught using your phone, you will cop a 5 demerit point loss and a $337 fine.
  • If you are caught using your phone in a school zone you will cop a 5 demerit point loss and a $448 fine.
  • If you are caught using your mobile phone when a Learner, P1 or P2 drivers, you will loose you licence and face a 3 month ban.

 

This page was last updated on: 20 March 2019