Truckies think there are much more distracting things in vehicles than mobile phones.
Truckies think there are much more distracting things in vehicles than mobile phones. LuminaStock

Tougher laws for the drivers with phones

NEWS that drivers could be facing tougher mobile phone laws was met with a mixed reaction from truckies.

Drivers suggested that there were other things much more distracting than a mobile.

Bruce Skelton said: "Drive a new car, they beep every time a vehicle is close to you, that's more a distraction than pushing a button on your phone".

"You have to have both hands on the steering wheel - how do you indicate or turn on wipers, can't take eyes off the road, again how do you check the speedometer or mirrors?

"It's just too many educated idiots making stupid laws that actually do nothing but make them feel good about themselves, just more nanny state rules."

Lachlan Morris wondered if the new laws meant that transport companies would all start putting hands-free voice activation phone kits in all their trucks.

Glenn Daniel queried scanners in trucks that "beeped all the time".

"They are no different to mobile phones, they should be made illegal as well, they are a major distraction."

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