Highway patrol officers are keeping an extra eye out for road users talking on their mobile phone while driving.
Highway patrol officers are keeping an extra eye out for road users talking on their mobile phone while driving. Lee Constable

Police target drivers using mobile phones

IF YOU are using mobile phones while driving, speeding in school zone or driving with illegal equipment police will have an extra eye on you today.

Traffic and highway patrol commander, acting assistant commissioner Bob Ryan said the aim was to enforce road safety for the benefit of all road users.

"We know that mobile phone use can be a major distraction for drivers, and by taking their eyes off the road even for a second, drivers can lose control of their vehicle," he said.

"In school zones, motorists need to be aware of not only the 40km speed limit between 8am and 9:30am, and again between 2:30pm and 4pm, but also the high level of pedestrian activity from school children, parents, and teachers that need to use those areas during peak times.

"Equipment on vehicles needs to be correct for each, particularly in terms of after-market parts that may present risks to other road users.

"Those illegally modifying their car and breaking the law can expect to be issued a defect notice and may be taken off the road."



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