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Fines for using your telephone behind the wheel are set to rise in New South Wales

Urgent warning for drivers such as fines for using mobile phones behind the wheel will increase dramatically this weekend

  • Drivers who use mobile phones in NSW can receive heavy fines from this weekend
  • Fixed and transportable cameras mounted cameras were introduced in December
  • A grace period of three months is scheduled to end on Sunday, March 1

Drivers in New South Wales can face heavy fines from this weekend if they are caught using their cell phones behind the wheel.

Fixed and transportable camera-mounted cameras – capable of taking clear pictures of drivers illegally using their cell phones – were introduced on December 1.

But drivers were given a three-month grace period that expires on March 1.

Drivers in New South Wales can face heavy fines from this weekend if they are caught using their cell phones behind the wheel

Drivers in New South Wales can face heavy fines from this weekend if they are caught using their cell phones behind the wheel

Transportation for New South Wales would not confirm whether the trial would end on Saturday if contacted by Nine news.

Offenders caught by high-tech cameras automatically receive a fine of $ 344 and a loss of five penalty points.

The fine is increased to $ 457 if you are caught in a school zone.

Those who were caught by the 45 cameras at locations in the state during the three-month trial received warning messages, but were not fined or lost.

A spokeswoman for Transport NSW told the publication that the number of drivers caught in the last three months was not available.

The high-definition cameras have artificial intelligence that records what happens behind the wheel.

Fixed and transportable camera-mounted cameras - capable of capturing clear images of drivers illegally using their cell phones - were introduced on December 1. But drivers were given a three-month grace period, which ended on Sunday, March 1

Fixed and movable camera mounted cameras on the trailer - which can capture clear images of drivers illegally using their cell phones - were introduced on December 1.

Fixed and transportable camera-mounted cameras – capable of capturing clear images of drivers illegally using their cell phones – were introduced on December 1. But drivers were given a three-month grace period, which ended on Sunday, March 1

The cameras can capture drivers 24 hours a day, even at night and in all weather conditions.

The new changes follow a successful trial period with mobile phones with cameras earlier in 2019, with 8.5 million vehicles scanned in NSW between January and June 2019 according to NSW Transport.

More than 100,000 drivers were illegally caught using their mobile phones while they were behind the wheel, which would amount to nearly $ 35 million in revenue if they had met the $ 344 fine.

Of the 184 accidents involving illegal use of mobile phones in NSW between 2012 and 2017, seven resulted in death and another 105 were injured.

Offenders caught by high-tech cameras automatically receive a fine of $ 344 and a loss of five penalty points. The fine is increased to $ 457 if you are caught in a school zone

Offenders caught by high-tech cameras automatically receive a fine of $ 344 and a loss of five penalty points. The fine is increased to $ 457 if you are caught in a school zone

Offenders caught by high-tech cameras automatically receive a fine of $ 344 and a loss of five penalty points. The fine is increased to $ 457 if you are caught in a school zone

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