Illegal use of phones whilst in the car is one of the most difficult driving violations to catch. However, it is also one of the most dangerous. There have been over a hundred road accidents that involved illegal mobile phone use for the past five years in New South Wales alone. Road experts describe the illegal use of phones whilst driving equivalent to driving blind. Since drivers are not able to see the road when they must look down and use their phones.
Because of this problem, the NSW government are pushing for speed-camera-style technology to catch violators using their phones and keeping their eyes off the road. They ensured that this new legislation will have funds coming from the Community Road Safety Fund collected fines. More than 40,000 drivers were fined by the NSW Police because of illegal phone use for the past two years.
Road safety experts are shocked at the lengths drivers would go just to hide their phones whilst driving. Drivers are often surprised when they get caught as they claim it was unusual for it to happened. A fully licensed driver illegally using a mobile phone cops a $330 fine and four demerit points and attracts double demerits during police blitzes.
Learner, P1 and P2 license holders are not allowed to use a mobile phone at all, even when stuck in traffic. Fully licensed drivers may use their phone to play music, make or answer a call, or for navigation. Drivers can't hold phones, place them in laps or hold them between shoulder and ear.
These cradles by Strike provide drivers the freedom to access their mobile phones without being reprimanded. However, road safety should always be a priority for all drivers.
It is a lot safer and legal to mount your phones or tablets in your car. Strike offers car cradles for different mobile phones and tablets. These cradles minimises distractions and are fully compliant with Australian road laws. They come with a fast charger and a passive FME connector to give you the option of boosting your mobile signal whilst on the go.
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