Australia, New Zealand distracted driving news

New South Wales may use its speed-camera network to seek out drivers illegally holding cell phones. Premier Gladys Berejiklia's road-safety package comes after the holiday season saw traffic deaths double. "Distraction is a huge concern in relation to deaths on our roads and that is a trend that is continuing," she said in early February. 2018 legislation allowing the new monitoring will be introduced for the next session of parliament. NSW drivers caught using their mobiles are subject to a $330 fine and 4 demerit points. Citations for electronic distracted driving are running at a record … [Read more...]