E. Reduce distraction from mobile device use

Responsibility

Commonwealth

States and territories

Police, NTC

family

There is concern among governments, the corporate sector and the community about the risks of driver distraction by mobile devices. There is supporting research evidence about the risks, although data about mobile phone use in crashes is incomplete, and there may be scope to improve data collection, providing a better understanding of the problem.

All governments will work together to develop an holistic strategy that will consider enforcement, new and emerging technology including vehicle technology and refining relevant legislation to reduce driver distraction; and the scope for work health and safety policies and broader corporate responsibilities to contribute. The NTC will investigate how the Australian Road Rules can provide a better model for the regulation of distraction from technology.