Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 4BC account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 4BC content and other benefits.


Joining is free and easy.

You will soon need to register to keep streaming 4BC online. Register an account or skip for now to do it later.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Covert cameras a ‘wake-up call’ for some drivers

Article image for Covert cameras a ‘wake-up call’ for some drivers

Drivers will cop hefty fines from today if they are caught by Queensland’s covert mobile phone and seatbelt cameras.

The roadside cameras are designed to catch drivers illegally using their phones or not buckling up while behind the wheel.

Drivers on their phones risk a $1033 fine and lose four demerit points.

Acting superintendent of the road policing group, Steve Donnelly,┬ásaid the trial showed the use of mobile phones was “endemic” in society.

More than 21,000 were caught in the past 5 months, but up until today, drivers only received a warning letter.

“In some cases I think it was a wake-up call, more to the effect that you can be caught you don’t have to have a police officer necessarily detect you,” he told Scott Emerson.

“As to whether it’s changed people’s behaviour, it’s yet to be seen.”

Press PLAY below to hear him explain the process

Scott Emerson
Advertisement