Australia, New Zealand distracted driving news

Distracted drivers in Canberra paid almost $600,000 in fines for mobile phone use over a recent 12-month period. Australian Capital Territory police reported 1,257 drivers were fined and assessed points vs. their licenses in the period ending April 2017. ACT penalties for using social media while driving are set at $511 or four demerit points as of Sept. 1, 2016. The existing fine for using a handheld cell phone remains at $416/three demerit points. The four demerit points for using social media such as Facebook means novice drivers will see their licenses pulled for the offense. A senior … [Read more...]