Email By David Marchese Posted December 17, 2019 17:12:34 Photo: A still of a NSW driver caught using a phone during this year’s trial run of the cameras. (Supplied: NSW Government) Related Story: ‘Element of surprise’: Government defends no warning signs for $88m phone detection cameras Related Story: How James’s tragic death inspired world-first cameras that catch drivers using mobile phones Map: NSW The world-first mobile phone detection cameras in NSW have in their first week of operation nabbed more than 3,300 drivers breaking the law. Key points:Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lucas Heights and Nowra were named as problem areasA three-month grace period meant offenders were sent a warning letter in lieu of a fineThe NSW Roads Minister said Norway was observing the rollout of the cameras closely The cameras were rolled out across the state at the beginning of this month, with figures released on Tuesday showing about 500 people were caught on average each day in just one week.Over 773,000 vehicles were scanned in the first week across six different locations.The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Lucas Heights in Sydney’s south-west were named as particular problem areas, with 179 and 210 detections respectively over four days.There were also 126 detections… Read full this story
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