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Police look to ‘changing the culture’ in bid to stop illegal mobile phone use

One of the biggest issues on our roads is undoubtedly the illegal use of mobile phones behind the wheel.

An issue Chris Smith raises regularly, he says “it’s chronic”.

“We need to do everything we can to get the message across that it’s not safe.”

Just last week, a Sydney bus driver was charged with using his mobile phone behind the wheel, an action which lead to a double fatal crash in Kingsgrove.

NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy tells Chris Smith despite a drop in fines, the issue is “still really prevalent”.

“The most disturbing thing… is it’s gone from being people talking on the mobile phone, to people actually doing social media and looking at their phone.

“That’s a recipe for disaster.”

Assistant Commissioner Corboy says “we need to change the culture”.

“The kids, it’s the people in the back seat telling the drivers to get off their phone.”

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