Crack down on phones

Whitsunday Times - - LO­CAL NEWS -

OF­FI­CER in Charge of Whit­sun­day Po­lice, Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Barry Haran, is warn­ing mo­torists that traf­fic pa­trols will be con­cen­trat­ing on mo­bile phone use over the com­ing weeks. Un­marked cars will pa­trol the area look­ing for driv­ers us­ing their phones. The of­fence car­ries a fine of $330. Act Snr Sgt Haran said hands-free kits were com­par­a­tively in­ex­pen­sive.

“Wedg­ing the phone be­tween your head and shoul­der does not count as hands free. Don’t say you weren’t warned,” he said.

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