Why drivers should not text and drive?

Of all the activities associated with distracted driving, sending text messages is the most dangerous. A person is 23 times more likely to have a motor vehicle crash while sending a text message than if they were only driving. That number towers over the other activities associated with distracted driving.

Can Red light cameras catch you on your phone?

No, red light cameras are not used to capture cell phone users. An officer, however, may corroborate his issuance of a cell phone usage ticket with video evidence if he takes the time to gather it.

How long does it take for a fine to come in mail?

How long before a speeding fine arrives in NSW? There seems to be no official word on this, but within two weeks seems to be a fair estimate, although people do wait longer. If you have a query in NSW, you can contact NSW Revenue here. You can also request a review of your fine if you think there’s been a mistake.

Do mobile speed cameras get both sides of the road?

Mobile Speed Cameras: The enforcement vehicles are only placed within road safety black spots. The mobile vehicles can now only legally catch one direction of traffic. There are now a variety of vehicles used in NSW with these cameras installed (not just the Ford Territory).

What happens if you cause an accident while texting?

When a driver breaches their duty of care by texting and driving, they’re negligent. When the texting driver’s negligence results in a car accident, they are liable for the accident victims’ damages. Accident victims are entitled to compensation for damages directly resulting from the collision.

Where are mobile phone cameras located?

New South Wales has been leading the way, with 45 fixed and transportable cameras operating across the state. Whereas, Queensland and Victoria are still trialling the technology with only two cameras operating in each state. Currently, the cameras are mounted on overhead signs, bridges and mobile towers.

Can you appeal a mobile phone fine?

When can you ask for a review? You can ask Revenue NSW to review the fine any time up until the due date on a penalty reminder notice. You can ask for a review even if you have paid the fine.

What happens if I get a nip after 14 days?

The first NIP must be served upon the Registered Keeper within 14 days of the alleged offence. 1/ There is a statutory requirement to “serve” the NIP within 14 days of the offence – calendar not working days, othewise it is invalid and can be ignored or returned with a note to that effect.

What happens when you get caught on your phone driving?

Penalties. You can get 6 penalty points and a £200 fine if you use a hand-held phone when driving. You’ll also lose your licence if you passed your driving test in the last 2 years. You can get 3 penalty points if you don’t have a full view of the road and traffic ahead or proper control of the vehicle.

Can you go to jail instead of paying a fine?

Most judges don’t allow people to serve jail time instead of fines. It costs the sheriff about a hundred bucks a day, per inmate, and most countries need the jail beds for real criminals…

What does a mobile phone detection camera look like?

What do mobile phone detection cameras look like? While the speed cameras on NSW roads have been typified by their white boxy look, the new mobile phone detection cameras look more modern and sleek. They have a rectangular black box with cameras either side of it.