All driven to distractions
QUEENSLAND motorists will face drastically increased penalties for driving while using a mobile phone ( C-M, Sep 1).
Obviously texting while in charge of a vehicle is ridiculously dangerous. But is holding a phone to your ear while looking straight ahead any more hazardous than eating, drinking, smoking, programming a GPS or selecting from a media device? I don’t think so.
All these activities distract from the road ahead. Chris Banks, West End LET’S get serious with drivers using mobile phones.
Zero tolerance and a $3000 fine would be a good start. It might make some of the silly buggers wake up.
The starting point of a $353 fine and three demerit points is not enough. These people have been proven to cause accidents and many lives have been lost because of this.
I don’t wish to be a victim, or anyone else to be. The State Government should amend this quickly. People are killed and maimed daily. Jill French, Hervey Bay