With the holiday season approaching it is good to be reminded that there are new mobile phone rules for drivers:
Key changes include:
Drivers are not permitted to
hold a phone in their hand, other than to pass it to a passenger, and cannot
rest the phone on their leg or between their shoulder and ear.
Phones or GPS devices must be
mounted in a commercially designed cradle and affixed to the vehicle in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Use of Bluetooth is permitted,
long as the phone is not being held against the
Drivers are only permitted to
use hand held mobile phone when the vehicle is legally parked and/or off the
road with the engine switched off.
Penalties of up to 4 demerit
points and $397 apply for failure to adhere to these rules.
Safe travelling and remember to take