Distracted driving is one of the major killers on Queensland roads. Cameras to detect illegal phone use while driving are now operational in Queensland.
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fatalities each year
seriously injured each year1
Get the facts
Using a mobile phone while driving multiplies your risk of a serious crash by four2. The true extent to which distractions (including mobile phones) contribute to road crashes is likely to be higher than the figures above because drivers may not admit to police they were distracted at the time of the crash.
Get the rules for mobile phone use in cars and by bicycle riders, and information on the enforcement cameras in this section.
1. Data Analysis, Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD. Fatality data extracted. 15 October 2020 using road casualty statistics 2015-2019.
2. McEvoy, S., Stevenson, M., McCartt, A., Woodward, M., Haworth, C., Palamara, P. and Cercarelli, R. (2005). ‘Role of mobile phones in motor vehicle crashes resulting in hospital attendance: a case-crossover study’. BMJ 331: 428-30.