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Locations of secret phone detection cameras revealed by Transport Minister

NATALIE PETERS & ERIN MOLAN
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More than 3000 people have been caught by mobile phone detection cameras on NSW roads in the first week of the program.

In four days, the eight cameras captured 179 motorists using phones on Sydney Harbour Bridge, revealed NSW Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance.

Other hotspots include Nowra with 126 caught out, and a further 210 in Lucas Heights, south of Sydney.

Mr Constance describes the result as “a worrying trend”.

“We need everybody to just wake up to themselves.”

He reminded listeners additional holiday season penalties will begin this weekend. Under double demerits, using a mobile phone will cost motorists 10 points.

Unlike speed cameras, there are no warning signs for mobile phone cameras.

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Executive Director of Transport for NSW’s Centre for Road Safety Bernard Carlton tells Luke Grant there is a slight upside to the figures.

“There’s been a reduction in the number of people offending since the pilot.

“The education is working, less people are offending.”

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Image: Getty/Kathleen Finlay

NATALIE PETERS & ERIN MOLAN
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