Queenslands New Traffic Law About Using Mobile Phone While Driving

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Recently, the Queensland Transport Department has implemented a new traffic law about using your mobile phone while operating a motor …

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1. Learner and P1 drivers under 25 must not use hands-free, wireless headsets or a mobile phone's loudspeaker function. If your phone is in a pocket of your clothing or a pouch you're wearing, you must not use it in any way. This includes touching it, looking at it or operating it with your voice. Passengers of learner and P1 provisional drivers are also banned from using a mobile phone's loudspeaker function. Find out more about learner licence mobile phone restrictions or provisional licence mobile phone restrictionswhen driving.
2. Published: 5/10/2021

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The new mobile phone driving laws explain what will happen if you get caught using your mobile phone while driving. In Queensland expect to be hit with a hefty fine, $1,000 to be exact. It doesn’t stop there either, you’ll lose …

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Increased penalties under Qld Mobile Phone Laws

1. Section 300 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management-Road Rules) Regulation 2009 (Qld) (“the Road Rules Regulations”) already prohibited people from using a mobile phone whilst driving. However, amendments to s300 as well as to s68 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management-Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010 (Qld) (“the Driver Licensing Regulations”) in the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014 (Qld)has resulted in the following penalties: 1. Increased infringement notice fines from $400.00 to $1,000.00; 2. The increase in the pre-existing penalty of three demerit points to four demerit points; 3. If caught twice in 12 months, another $1,000.00 fine and double demerit points (eight demerit points); and 4. The maximum penalty of $2,669.00 will be retained. These penalties apply to all license holders (including open, provisional and learner licences).

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1. From 1 July 2021, the penalties for illegally using a mobile phone while driving are a $1033 fine and 4 demerit points. This is to help deter people from this dangerous behaviour. The fine and demerit points applies to all drivers who use their phone illegally including car, truck drivers and motorcycle riders. Learner drivers will also lose their licence after just one mobile phone offence. P-platers can also lose their licence for a single offence. Double demerit points apply for a second mobile phone offence in 12 months. This you will receive another $1033 fine and a further eight demerit points. This will cost most drivers their licence. Bicycle riders will also be fined $1033 for illegally using a mobile phone while riding, but no demerit points will be issued.

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The Queensland Government's proposed $1,000 fine will be considered at a Driver Distraction National Summit in Brisbane this week. Until changes are made, drivers spotted using their phones can be fined $400 and have three demerit points added to their traffic history. Ms Ritchie said penalties for certain infringements would depend on police.

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If at any time a camera or a police officer identifies you using a mobile phone illegally while driving (even when you are stopped at traffic lights), you may receive a fine and have demerit points recorded on your traffic history. We enforce mobile phone laws using: on-road police fixed cameras portable cameras. Learn about mobile phone rules.

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8:24pm Jan 24, 2020. More than half of all Queensland drivers admit to using their mobile phones while driving, despite a crackdown by police. The risk of having a serious crash quadruples when

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The Taxi of Council Queensland (TCQ) says drivers who are clearly breaking the law should be held accountable when the decision to use mobile phones is in their hands. TCQ CEO, Blair Davies said it is illegal for any driver to use mobile devices by hand while the vehicle is in motion or stationary with the engine on, yet 75 per cent of Queensland drivers admit to doing so.

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Use of mobile phones 300 Use of mobile phones (1) The driver of a vehicle must not use a mobile phone while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked, unless-- (a) the phone is being used to make or receive an audio phone call or to perform an audio playing function and the body of the phone-- (i) is secured in a mounting affixed to the vehicle while being so used, …

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Mobile phones and driving; Changing lanes and merging; Giving way; Keeping left and overtaking ; More road rules refreshers; Motorcycle road rules . Find out about Queensland's motorcycle road rules. Road signs. Find out about the …

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New laws on mobile phones while driving If you’re not already aware on 1 February 2020 the penalty for using your mobile phone whilst driving increased to a fine of $1000.00 and 4 demerit points. For drivers caught twice within 12 months, double demerit points apply, and you may now lose your licence.

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Queensland drivers caught using their mobile phones will cop a whopping $1000 fine while repeat offenders will face double demerit points. Under new laws, in effect this Saturday, motorists caught using mobile phones while driving will be fined $1000 and receive four demerit points. Drivers who are caught twice in 12 months will face double demerit points and …

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Call Now on 1300 595 299 for a free consultation with a specialist lawyer. SCHEDULE NOW. Over 50 years of combined experience. Success in Courts Australia-Wide. 6 x Convenient Locations across Sydney and NSW. The Road Rules 2008 create a number of offences of relating to the use of mobile phones while driving.

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Using a mobile phone while driving attracts a $400 fine in Queensland and three demerit points. Darrian Traynor “If a mobile phone is being used for such a payment, we recommend putting the vehicle in park or neutral with the park brake on,” a department spokesperson said.

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What the law says Section 300 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation Queensland states: The driver of a vehicle (except an emergency vehicle or police vehicle) must not use a mobile phone that the driver is holding in his or her hand while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked. In this section-

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Qld Mobile phone laws The State Government is considering new laws for mobile phone offences while driving. Motorists currently face fines of $330 and the loss of three demerit points if caught using a mobile phone while driving.

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What is the fine for using mobile phone while driving in qld?

Qld Mobile phone laws The State Government is considering new laws for mobile phone offences while driving. Motorists currently face fines of $330 and the loss of three demerit points if caught using a mobile phone while driving.

What does the law say about mobile phones on the road?

What the law says. Section 300 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation Queensland states: The driver of a vehicle (except an emergency vehicle or police vehicle) must not use a mobile phone that the driver is holding in his or her hand while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked. In this section-.

Is it illegal to use your phone while driving in victoria?

using any other function on your phone. Using a hand-held mobile phone is also illegal when your vehicle is stationary but not parked e.g. when you’re stopped at traffic lights. Drivers who break this law in Victoria face an on-the-spot fine of $484 and will incur 4 demerit points.

Is queenslands mobile phone law similar to victorias?

The Department of Transport and Main Roads confirmed the laws in Queensland were effectively the same as those in Victoria, and gave similar advice for how to deal with the issue. Using a mobile phone while driving attracts a $400 fine in Queensland and three demerit points.

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