Road Rules with mobile Phones

Written by Michael Treneman

Check out this informative video regarding the use of mobile phones while driving.


Mobile phone road rules

Demerit point increase

In NSW, drivers who use a mobile phone illegally will be penalised five demerit points. 
During double demerit periods, drivers who break the rules will be penalised 10 demerit points.

Learner, P1 and P2 drivers 

Learner, P1 and P2 licence holders are not permitted to use a mobile phone at all while driving or riding. This includes when waiting at traffic lights or stuck in traffic. You must be parked out of the line of traffic to use your phone in any way.

These laws encourage learner and provisional drivers to concentrate on developing their vehicle control and hazard-perception skills. Mobile phone use can distract drivers and riders from the driving task.

Learner and P1 drivers and riders who commit a mobile phone offence will exceed their demerit point threshold and face a three-month licence suspension. P2 drivers and riders who commit a mobile phone offence will be two demerit points away from reaching their threshold.

Remember: Legal use of mobile phones can also be distracting. Consider if it is important and the demands of the traffic before using your mobile. The safest option is often to wait until you are parked out of the line of traffic.

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