30 Oct 2009

AA has concerns over hands-free cellphones

4:04 pm on 30 October 2009

The Automobile Association is worried a shift to using hands-free cellphone devices while driving, due to a ban on hand-held phones, will give motorists a false sense of security.

From Sunday, people caught breaching a new road rule banning hand-held cell phone use will face a fine of $80 and 20 demerit points.

Retailers have been reporting strong sales of hands-free car kits in the lead-up to the ban.

But the AA says any conversation on the phone while driving puts motorists at risk and they should not use their phones at all.