Driver fined for Passenger watching FaceTime.

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Driver fined for Passenger watching FaceTime.

Postby allde » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:22 am

As the title says a driver was fined because their passenger was watching FaceTime, according to NSW Police this was a distraction.

Could this happen in Victoria Hardy?

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Re: Driver fined for Passenger watching FaceTime.

Postby Hardy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:00 pm

It could happen anywhere. The road rules are almost the same everywhere in Australia. But nowhere is it illegal unless the driver can watch the screen. So the police need to prove to the court that the driver could watch what was on the screen. It is possible the driver admitted that he could. Not admitting it would have been a much better option.

A driver must not drive a vehicle that has a television receiver or visual display unit in or on the vehicle operating while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked, if any part of the image on the screen—
(a) is visible to the driver from the normal driving position; or
(b) is likely to distract another driver.

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