August 1, 2021
Technology

Hi-tech cameras that can detect drivers using a mobile phone set to be permanent fixtures on QLD roads

Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said mobile phone detection cameras were necessary following a rise in the state’s road toll.

Hi-tech cameras that can detect drivers using their phones behind the wheel and not wearing a seatbelt will become permanent fixtures on Queensland roads from later this month.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said some of the cameras will be mobile and no warning signs will be given to drivers indicating their location.

But drivers will be given a three-month grace period for fines, with no penalties issued between July 26 and October 31. 

“We successfully trialled these cameras last year, and have been talking about them coming to Queensland roads for two years,” Mr Bailey said. 

“That time has arrived, and from July 26, the cameras will be out on roads across the state ready to spot drivers using their phones when…

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