On your bike! The new technology used by the police to text drivers behind the wheel
- Photo posted online from a bicycle police officer tagging driver for using their phone
- The caption to the photo says it was taken on Flinders Street in Melbourne
- Comments on the photo were overwhelmingly in favor of the tactics
Commuters are warned that police officers are looking for drivers who use their cell phones behind the wheel.
A photo posted online on Thursday shows a bicycle policeman writing a ticket for the driver of a hatchback who has stopped in traffic on Flinders Street in Melbourne.
Commentators on the photo online were generally in favor of police use of this tactic.
& # 39; Yes, they've been doing it for a while & # 39 ;, said a post commentator.
A photo posted online on Thursday shows a bicycle policeman writing a ticket for the driver of a hatchback stopped in traffic on Flinders Street in Melbourne
& # 39; And they should be! Don't use your phone behind the wheel, & someone else said.
Although a quick viewer noticed that the officer is on the passenger side of the vehicle.
& # 39; What does the passenger book for the use of a telephone? & # 39; said the commentator.
Using your cell phone while driving is a violation in every state and territory.
The only acceptable time to use your phone behind the wheel is to use it when mounted and hands-free or when the ignition is off.
The current fines in New South Wales for using your cell phone while you are behind the wheel are $ 337 or $ 448 in a school zone.
Together with the fine drivers, five points are also deducted for the crime.
The photo follows photos & # 39; s posted online in November last year from police officers posing as car windows to catch drivers on their phones,
The current fines in New South Wales for using your cell phone while you are behind the wheel are $ 337 or $ 448 in a school zone
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