New Road Rules for Portable Devices Take Effect Today


New road rules come into effect today in Victoria that clarify the use of portable devices when driving a vehicle or riding another form of transport such as a motorbike, bicycle, e-scooter or even rollerblades.

These new road rules aim to keep road users safe, reflect the significant increase in technologies capable of distracting a driver, and bring Victoria into line with the road rules in other states.

The principles underpinning the rules remain the same: don’t touch your unmounted or wearable device while you’re driving or riding.

Learner, P1 and P2 drivers are subject to much stricter rules and should visit the RACV website f

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