TORP Module 6: Mobile Phone Usage

TORP Module 6: Mobile Phone Usage

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with the recent increase in the popularity and availability of mobile devices instances of distracted driving are increasing as well and are having profoundly adverse effects on overall car safety in Australia in this module we will be covering the effects of driving blind and the penalties for mobile phone offences when you take your eyes off the road even for a second you are creating a blind experience as a driver therefore allowing a momentary
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distraction to impair your driving at 60 km/h if you look at your phone while driving for just two seconds you travel 33 meters blind and that could cost you or those who care about everything it's not worth it get your hand off it how many times have you looked at your phone while driving
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ask yourself this question would you let a blind person drive you home even for a second driving is a complex task anything that takes the drivers mind or eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel compromises safety being distracted increases the chance of having a crush by slowing down your reaction time this puts a driver in danger of failing to see unexpected hazards such as a traffic light change stop signs or other road
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users if you take your eyes off the road for just two seconds your reactions are slowed down by the following Collings at 60 km/h you travel thirty-three point three three meters that is over seven average car lengths at 80 km/h you travel forty four point four four meters that is over ten average car lengths or at 100 km/h you travel 55 point five six
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meters that is nearly 13 average car lengths make sure you know the rules for mobile use when driving and take the time to find ways to reduce the temptation to use your phone illegally when driving learner p1 and p2 licence holders are not permitted to use any function of a mobile phone at all while driving or riding this includes when waiting at traffic lights or stuck in traffic you must be parked out of the
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line of traffic with your engine off to use your phone in any way what is the fine for using your phone and how many demerit points are deducted two hundred and fifty dollars and one demerit point three hundred and $19 and four demerit points four hundred and twenty dollars and three demerit points all 119 dollars and two demerit points full license holders can use a mobile only if it is
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in a mounted hands-free kit or if the phone doesn't need touch to operate police issue nearly 35,000 infringement each year the penalties are high and for Peters a single infringement can cost them their license lerner and p1 drivers and riders penalized for illegally using a mobile phone and the deduction of four demerit points will exceed their demerit point threshold and they will face a
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three month license suspension p2 drivers and riders will have three demerit points remaining if they are penalized for illegally using a mobile phone how many mobile use infringement do police issue each year a 31,000 B 24,000 C 35,000 or D 37,000 if any distractions or texts that require your immediate attention occur while you are driving
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your best option will always be to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road a cell phone conversation as brief as it may be will impair your ability to stay focused on the road pulling over may end up extending your drive time by a few minutes or even more but you won't have to worry about putting yourself and others in danger while you try to split your focus between two actions at once please select the correct true statement
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a peep laters are not permitted to use a mobile at all while driving they must be parked with the engine off B P players can use their mobile phone as long as their Bluetooth is connected and they are pulled over C P players cannot use their mobile device at any time please select the correct true statement a full license holders are allowed to use their mobile via Bluetooth and do not require a
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hands-free kit be full licence holders are only allowed to use their mobile if the call is important see a mounted hands-free kit is allowed for full licence holders in the next lesson we will be reviewing the vulnerable road users and the road rules that are there to protect them

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