- NSW Police Force - Premier NSW
Currently NSW, and Australia as a whole, is seeing an increase in deaths on our roads and other minor crashes. A significant portion of these are caused by reckless individuals illegally using their mobile phones whilst driving.
Heavy penalties are already in place for individuals who use their mobile phones whilst driving, however there is not sufficient NSW Police Force resources to catch them all.
I believe an instant, on-the-spot, loss of license for anyone caught by NSW Police Force Officers, for 30 days should be applied to those individuals who are compelled to illegally use their mobile phones whilst driving.
I also believe people using dash cam footage or passengers in the vehicle should be able to capture evidence on individuals who illegally use their mobiles whilst driving and should have a platform to turn them in for the same aforementioned penalty - a 30 day loss of license. Great success was seen when a similar technique was applied to littering.
This petition may just save the life of your family or friends.
We, the undersigned, call on NSW Police Force Commissioner Michael Fuller APM & NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to impose stricter penalties on individuals illegally operating a mobile phone or similar electronic device (including laptops & tablets) whilst driving.
An instant, on-the-spot, loss of license should be applied to those caught by NSW Police Force Officers and a platform, such as the "dob in a litterer" (which was rolled out nationally several years ago) should be implemented for members of the public to provide evidence against these reckless and dangerous drivers.
The Instant loss of license for mobile phone use whilst driving - NSW petition to NSW Police Force - Premier NSW was written by Alex Brooke and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.