Driver distraction campaigns
Distracted drivers are dangerous. It only takes a split second to lose your concentration.
To reduce fatalities and serious injuries the Department of Transport and Main Roads developed a campaign to discourage motorists from:
- talking on your hand-held mobile phone while driving
- reading or sending a text on your hand-held mobile phone while driving
- changing your radio station or CD while driving
- attending to children in the backseat while driving.
If you need to do any of these things while in your car make sure you pull over and stop before doing so.
The driver distractions campaign launched in February 2010.
The campaign reminds drivers about the dangers of common distractions while driving and encourages drivers to eliminate these behaviours when driving.