Driving in Australia
Driving in Australia

New technology unveiled by the government in Australia today, Traffic in Australia announces the new camera on the roads, Australia's New South Wales State Transportation Authority announced that it will operate cameras for the first time to monitor drivers' use of their mobile phones while driving. ...

This comes with the aim of reducing the number of road deaths, as official statistics indicate that 329 people died during the current year 2019 due to road accidents in the same state, compared to 354 deaths in the past year 2018, so state officials aim to reduce the number of road accident deaths by 30% by 2021.

The state transportation authority indicated that the camera, which is the first in the world, will work 24 hours a day in all weather conditions, to discover any driver using a mobile phone, where she will use artificial intelligence to review photos and monitor the illegal use of the phone.

The law in NSW allows calling or receiving voice calls while driving, but only if headphones are used. It prohibits all other uses of a mobile phone while driving, such as: video calls, use of social media sites, photography. And others