2 Jul 2019

Should we introduce higher fines for texting and driving?

From The Panel, 4:25 pm on 2 July 2019

New laws have been introduced in Queensland Australia, so drivers can now be fined a grand for using their phones while driving.

If drivers are caught a second time they could lose their licence. But here the fine is just $80 and 20 demerit points. The AA says we should follow the Aussies in increasing the fines for the crime.

We ask the panellists if they'd support a change to our law.