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The National Transport Commission is drafting new laws for drivers derived from technology, as well as children and animals (stock image)

Parents can be fined for telling their children while driving under proposed laws

  • New laws are being drawn up for drivers who are derived from technology and children
  • Drivers who look away for two seconds to steer their children can be fined
  • Laws are currently being changed to address increasing distractions
  • Common distractions from driving are both the use of mobile phones and children
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Parents may soon be fined for keeping their children under control while driving under proposed laws in Australia.

The National Transport Commission is enacting new laws to prevent drivers from being distracted by technology, children and animals.

Drivers who look away for more than two seconds to tell their children or read a book can be punished with one of the proposed changes.

The National Transport Commission is drafting new laws for drivers derived from technology, as well as children and animals (stock image)

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The National Transport Commission is drafting new laws for drivers derived from technology, as well as children and animals (stock image)

The current driving rules – dating back to 1999 – are currently being amended to address the increasing use of technology behind the wheel.

The NTC says the laws will allow drivers to use their phones more in their cars without fear of breaking the law.

Charles Mountain spokesperson for the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA) The advertiser: & # 39; This will lead to a much better understanding of what all distractions are in a vehicle other than a cell phone. & # 39;

& # 39; Existing legislation is not effective for emerging technology such as smartphones. & # 39;

Drivers who look away for more than two seconds to tell their children or read a book can be punished if the laws pass (stock image)

Drivers who look away for more than two seconds to tell their children or read a book can be punished if the laws pass (stock image)

Drivers who look away for more than two seconds to tell their children or read a book can be punished if the laws pass (stock image)

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The proposed laws would maintain the current ban on mobile telephones, but would allow drivers to use navigation programs and voice-activated technology.

& # 39; Innovation has made it difficult to distinguish between functions that drivers can derive and functions that can improve safety results, & # 39; he said.

Various functions on mobile phones are not covered in the current traffic rules.

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