Have your say on options to regulate driver distraction

NTC have released a consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) seeking feedback on technology-neutral options to regulate driver distraction.

Distraction is seen as a significant road safety risk that is not as well understood as other risk factors such as drink-driving and speeding. Studies have found that a task which takes a driver’s ‘eyes off the road’ for as little as two seconds can be particularly hazardous.

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) reviewed the best international research available to date on driver distraction to inform our discussions about research, policy and legislative reform options.

Consultation on this paper closes on 21 August 2019. We will then deliver a decision RIS for transport ministers’ consideration in May 2020.

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