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Victoria flicks the switch on mobile phone detection cameras, is Queensland next?
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5 days ago
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Victoria flicks the switch on mobile phone detection cameras, is Queensland next?

Authorities in Victoria will soon start issuing fines of up to $496 and four demerit points from mobile phone detection cameras – joining NSW which was the first jurisdiction in the world to adopt the technology. Following the successful rollout in NSW, the state of Victoria had been trialling mobile phone detection cameras since July 2020.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Hyundai Kona Electric joins NSW Police community liaison fleet
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20th Jan 2021
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2021 Hyundai Kona Electric joins NSW Police community liaison fleet

The Hyundai Kona Electric joined the NSW Police fleet this week, becoming the first all-electric vehicle to be employed by Australian law enforcement authorities. Loaned to the NSW Police Force by Hyundai for a 12-month trial, the Kona Electric will be based out of Penrith Police Station in Sydney's west, with operations to occur within the Nepean Area Command region.
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Alex Misoyannis
Mobile phone cameras catch 4000 distracted drivers in Victoria
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14th Sep 2020
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Mobile phone cameras catch 4000 distracted drivers in Victoria

Thousands of Victorian motorists have been caught using their mobile phones while behind the wheel, as the government trials new mobile phone detection cameras across the state. In less than two months, a total of 4000 drivers were detected driving while distracted, representing 2 per cent of all 200,000 vehicles tested.
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Susannah Guthrie
High-powered Mercedes-Benz joins Victoria Police highway patrol fleet
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8th Dec 2019
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High-powered Mercedes-Benz joins Victoria Police highway patrol fleet

Victoria is about to roll out high-powered, police-only Mercedes-Benz wagons to replace highway patrol Holden Commodore V8s, as most states get close to retiring their remaining fleets of Australian-made pursuit cars. It might look like an ordinary Mercedes-Benz wagon but this model is not available to the general public and has almost twice as much power as the showroom version.
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Joshua Dowling
NSW phone monitoring cameras going live this year
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23rd Sep 2019
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NSW phone monitoring cameras going live this year

New South Wales drivers using phones behind the wheel are in the firing line, with the state to permanently roll out its phone-detection cameras. The cameras will go live later this year, after a six-month trial in which 8.5 million vehicles were checked and more than 100,000 people were caught using their smartphones on the move. The cameras are currently deployed on the M4 and Anzac Parade from January 2019, but motorists caught during the trial won't be fined.
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Scott Collie