Mobile phone legislation
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.
Radio - state-wide
Out of home