Saving Lives Together

Mobile phone legislation change

Campaign Overview

The Road Safety Commission/State Government mobile phone legislation change education campaign educates Western Australians of the new penalties that come into effect from1 September 2020.  

The new penalties if you’re caught using your phone while driving:

  • Penalty 1 – Touching or holding your phone for audio calls: $500 and 3 demerit points.
  • Penalty 2 – More distracting tasks like texting, using social media or watching videos:  $1000 and 4 demerit points.

In 2019, almost 20% of deaths on WA roads were caused by distracted drivers. 95% of all WA drivers acknowledge the danger associated with using their phone while driving, and yet surprisingly 50% of people still admit to this selfish behaviour.
 
The increased penalties get tougher on those who are willing to not only risk their lives, but all road users.
It utilises a multi-media approach across television, radio, digital, press and out-of-home advertising. 

Advertising

Television/digital video

Radio - state-wide

Digital

Press




Out of home

  • Billboards




 

  • Bus backs

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.