Digital screens can be used by your passengers, but they can’t be seen from the driving position.
Is it illegal for a passenger to use their phone in Australia?
The driver is in violation of Australian Road Rule 299 if the front seat passenger has a mobile phone in their hand. It does not matter if the phone is being used as a drivers aid or not.
Can you pass phone to passenger NSW?
The process of giving your phone to a passenger is not a crime. It’s not illegal to give your phone to a passenger in a car.
What are the mobile phone laws in NSW?
There is a penalty for using a mobile phone without a license. If you are caught using a mobile phone in a school zone, you will be fined $362 or $481. Penalties for illegal mobile phone use can be as high as 10 demerit points during double demerit periods.
Can I touch my sat nav while driving?
It’s against the law to use a phone, satnav, or other device while driving or riding a motorcycle. If you use a device in your hand for any reason, you must not do so again. You can’t text, make calls, take photos or browse the internet.
What is the new law about mobile phones in cars?
It is against the law to use a mobile phone while driving. No phone calls, no taking photos or videos, no scrolling, and no playing games are included in this.
Can I have my phone in my hand while driving?
Young and novice drivers, bus drivers, drivers of commercial vehicles, and federal employees are some of the groups that can use cell phones while behind the wheel. There is no state ban on cell phone use by drivers.
Can NSW police Check your phone?
Section 3LA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) states that an officer needs to apply for a court order requiring an individual to give them access to their electronic device if there is suspicion of a crime.
Can you use your phone as a sat nav?
You can still use your device with no hands on it. If the phone is held in a cradle, it is legal to use it as a satnav.
Can you be forced to open your phone?
It’s not possible for the police to require you to unlocked your phone. Your cellphone password is protected by the Fifth Amendment and you can’t be forced to give it to the police, even if they have a warrant.
Can P platers listen to radio NSW?
P1 and P2 drivers are not allowed to use hands-free or hand-held devices while behind the wheel. Even if you can change the tracks on your steering wheel or change the volume on your car stereo, this still applies.
Can a passenger use a mobile phone in Victoria?
If the phone is secured in a commercially designed holder, it can be used to make or receive a phone call.
Is it illegal for a passenger to use a mobile phone in Qld?
If the phone’s visual display is visible to the driver, then you are in violation of regulation 299. Police have wide discretion, including where a passenger’s mobile phone visual display can be seen to the driver.
Can Australian Border Force take your phone?
Do you have any rights? You can refuse to have your phone searched by the ABF. If you do not comply with a request for an examination of an electronic device, you could be referred for further enforcement action. You can be held and searched by ABF.