Australia, New Zealand distracted driving news

Citations for electronic distracted driving are running at a record pace in Western Australia. Slightly more than 9,000 mobile phone fines were assessed in the first six months of 2017, up more than a third than the same period a year ago. The crackdown has generated $3.6 million in revenue, according to police figures obtained by the Sunday Times. "Mobile phone use while driving is a problem that is not going to go away," said Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts. Almost half of Queensland drivers admit to picking up their ringing mobile phones while driving, according to a university … [Read more...]