The NSW government has found another way to generate revenue on the roads by using cameras to catch drivers using their phones while driving. After a six month trial in the first half of 2019, the program caught 100,000 drivers being stupid.
Cynics could say the government has found another way to gouge motorists using cameras and technology. Though after several high profile education campaigns, NSW motorists aren’t taking notice so maybe a fine will get their attention.
Now the trial has finished the government will now role our the program this year. Warning letters will be issued for the first three months. Following this period, the penalty for offending drivers is five demerit points and a $344 fine ($457 in a school zone). The penalty increases to 10 demerit points during double demerit periods.