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|Mobile phone detection cameras in South Australia
|Thompson JP, Wundersitz LN
|Mobile phone detection cameras (MPDC) capable of detecting mobile phone use by drivers have been adopted in some Australian jurisdictions and are being considered for use in South Australia in 2023. This project provides background information on the best practice use and effectiveness of such cameras and makes recommendations about the optimal locations for their placement. This report provides a brief literature review on the effectiveness of MPDC, discusses the experiences from other Australian jurisdictions that have previously introduced mobile phone detection cameras, and makes recommendations regarding the placement of the proposed fixed cameras in South Australia. These recommendations take into consideration the research literature, experiences in other Australian jurisdictions and practical issues in South Australia. To increase the effectiveness of the MPDC program in South Australia and align with other jurisdictions, future projects should aim to increase the number of cameras and include relocatable cameras placed at multiple locations across the wider road network to increase the perceived risk of detection.
|Centre for Automotive Safety Research
|This research was funded via a deed with the South Australian Government
|Thompson JP, Wundersitz LN (2024). Mobile phone detection cameras in South Australia (CASR225). Adelaide: Centre for Automotive Safety Research.
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|Web published report