Cameras to nab texting motorists on Australia roads

Cars drive along a main road during peak hour in Sydney, Australia, on Feb 28, 2018.
Cars drive along a main road during peak hour in Sydney, Australia, on Feb 28, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

New South Wales introduces new law in July to enable police use of phone-detecting tech

Australia has long been a world leader in reducing car accident fatalities and is now set to tackle a new scourge on the roads: motorists using phones while driving.

The largest state, New South Wales, is preparing to introduce cameras which can detect drivers texting or using their phones.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2018, with the headline 'Cameras to nab texting motorists on Aussie roads'. Print Edition | Subscribe