New campaign targets mobile phone offences

39,000 charged in NSW last year

New campaign targets mobile phone offences

The state government has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing the number of Riverina drivers who use their mobile phones behind the wheel.

Wagga MP Daryl Maguire has lent his support to the campaign, called ‘Your Last Text - Is it worth dying for?’, saying we need to get the message out that using a mobile phone while driving is profoundly dangerous.

Mr Maguire says taking your eyes off the road to look at your phone for just two seconds, you’re travelling 33 metres blind, and texting while driving increases the risk of a crash by 23 times.