NSW has implemented technology to catch people using their mobile phone while driving. David Brown looks to see if it is working.
Mobile phone detection cameras in NSW have raised $7.1 million in fines in the two months since they were introduced. 11,800 were caught in March but this dropped by nearly 24% in April. So they are catching offenders but April has also seen a significant drop in traffic so while they are catching offenders it seems the message is not getting through yet.
Detection cameras are not the only way to get caught. In the same period some 1,200 fines were issued by highway patrol or general duty police officers.
The government aims to get over 300 installed but they won’t tell you where they are.
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