Drivers are warned that they can break the law by using a popular app that warns about speed cameras and roadside breath tests
- WA police minister warns drivers against the use of the popular traffic app Waze
- The app allows users to upload warnings about speed cameras in real time
- Minister says that touching the screen while driving can endanger lives
A warning has been issued to drivers using a popular app to avoid speed cameras & random police checks en route.
Secretary of Western Australia, Michelle Roberts, believes that the use of Waze, a Google app, can result in fatalities because users must touch the screen while driving.
The app allows drivers to upload a warning to other drivers about traffic, traffic jams, accidents, police presence and speed cameras.
The information is then passed on to other road users in the area, giving them the option to confirm or refuse the information uploaded by other users.
West Australian police minister Michelle Roberts believes that the use of a Google app, called Waze, can lead to fatalities on the way, as users have to touch the screen while driving
Mrs. Roberts says that using a mobile phone while driving is illegal.
& # 39; If you enter information, for example if you touch the screen, you are breaking the law & # 39 ;, Roberts said Nine news.
& # 39; Using to avoid police is just stupid, it puts your life in danger, but more importantly: it puts other road users at risk.
& # 39; How would you feel if you hit a pedestrian or child on a bike or something of that nature because you were distracted because you were using such an app. & # 39;
Motorist Chris Doukakis says he has not received a speeding fine in the last five years
The application allows motorists to upload warnings to other drivers about traffic, traffic jams, accidents, police and speed cameras
But Waze users believe that the app benefits the community.
Motorist Chris Doukakis says he has not received a speeding fine in the last five years.
& # 39; It's not just about avoiding speeding fines for me, it's also understanding what is happening on the roads, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I feel that the number of users is increasing.
& # 39; More people are becoming aware of the app and using it, but with more users there will be more alerts and more beneficial to the community. & # 39;
Waze has thousands of users in Australia and around 115 million around the world.
Ms. Roberts says using the app to prevent the police from being stupid is putting your life in danger, but more importantly it is putting other road users at risk
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