Mobile phone rules for drivers

POLICE hope the big increase in traffic on Coffs Coast roads over Easter will encourage motorists not to use mobile phones while driving.

Nearly 10 per cent of NSW motorists have been in an accident or nearly involved in one by using a mobile phone while driving despite most knowing it’s illegal.

When it comes to mobile phone use while driving:

Never use a hand-held phone behind the wheel.

Use message services to answer calls.

Pull over safely if you stop to make a call.

Refresh your knowledge on relevant State laws and don’t call in bad road conditions, heavy traffic or bad weather even if you have a hands-free kit.

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