Mobile phone detection cameras now live in Adelaide

Adelaide’s new mobile phone detection cameras are now live, recording offenses at five “high risk” locations.  

SA Police will issue a $540 fine to any drivers caught using their phone, plus a $99 victims of crime levy and three demerit points.  

However, these penalties won’t kick in until the end of a three-month grace period.

Before September 19, you’ll only receive a written warning if picked up by the cameras.  

The cameras have been installed at South Rd at Torrensville, the North South Motorway at Regency Park, Port Wakefield Rd at Gepps Cross, the Southern Expressway at Darlington and Port Rd at Hindmarsh. 

Additional cameras, at two undecided locations, are expected to be installed by early next year.  

Over 70,000 drivers were flagged by the cameras during the testing period, between April 19 and June 16 this year.  

Changes to Australian road laws earlier this month mean drivers cannot hold their mobile phones in any capacity, including in their lap.  

If you want to use GPS or navigation on your phone, it must be secured in a cradle that is specifically designed for that purpose and affixed to the vehicle.  

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