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Australia Fines for using a mobile phone behind the wheel in Victoria set to soar after a 'devastating' year on the state's roads

07:20  26 january  2020
07:20  26 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Tough new laws are set to be introduced in Victoria within six months - with fines of up to ,000 for illegal phone use . Fines of up to 00 are set to be handed out for using a mobile phone illegally. Increase comes as road safety minister said 2019 had been a ' devastating year '.

Fines growing amid crackdown on phone use . In June, Queensland’ s state government announced a proposal that could see drivers fined 00 Before the Queensland government’ s announcement, South Australia had the previous highest fine for mobile phone usage behind the wheel .

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Australians caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel are set to receive even bigger fines.

Tough new laws are set to be introduced in Victoria within six months - with fines of up to $1,000 for illegal phone use.

The existing fine for using a phone while driving is $496, with work now underway for a significant increase.

a car parked on a city street: Tough new laws are set to be introduced in Victoria within six months - with fines of up to $1,000 for illegal phone use (stock image)© Provided by Daily Mail Tough new laws are set to be introduced in Victoria within six months - with fines of up to $1,000 for illegal phone use (stock image)

There's also a push for more speed cameras, and expansion of drug testing and mandatory driver training for the elderly.

Victoria road safety minister Jaala Pulford said 2019 had been a 'devastating year' on the state's roads.

'It only takes one bad decision to cause lifelong consequences for you and others on our roads,' she told the Herald Sun.

Ms Pulford said the government was considering using cameras that were able to detect drivers using their phones.


Australia's highest fines for using a mobile while driving start tomorrow .
Drivers could be hit with a $1000 fine and four demerit points for using their mobile phone while driving in Queensland from tomorrow - the highest penalty in the country for the offence. The crackdown is part of tougher penalties for illegally using a phone while behind the wheel.As well as fines more than doubling from $400 to $1000, four demerit points, rather than three, will be handed out. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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