Prevalence of illegal mobile phone use on Australian roads
Submission Date: 2019
This paper presents data and information on the prevalence of mobile phone use by drivers across road networks in Australia with the intent to inform enforcement strategies. The data for this study has been obtained by the deployment of fixed and mobile illegal mobile phone use detection cameras. The cameras surveil drivers at particular points on the road network. We find a consistent and high baseline rate of offending that matches closely results of naturalistic driving studies. We present the proportions of drivers using phones by hand, by vehicle type, by passenger count and by time of day.