It’s been reported that over the past 12 months more than $13 million worth of fines have been handed out to 50,771 New South Wales drivers for driving whilst using a phone. On average that is more than $250 per person.
Apparently fines in NSW are a $265 fine and three demerit points, or $353 and four demerits within a school zone. The amounts don’t add up exactly, it does show that even if you increase the fines then people will still take the risk of driving whilst distracted.
$265 AUD equals £168. That is £108 more than the current fine that UK drivers face for driving whilst using a mobile phone.