BANNING hands-free mobile phone devices for drivers under 26 is being considered by Victorian police.
A recent National Road Safety Council submission to a NSW parliamentary inquiry into driver distraction suggested banning all mobile phone devices, including hands-free, for novice drivers aged 26 and under.
Asked if he backed the suggestion and if he thought it would reduce the road toll, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for road policing Robert Hill said yes.
"Certainly, we're looking at all the issues and all the drivers associated with road trauma," he said yesterday.
"Drivers that are distracted by mobile phones or whatever do contribute to the road toll here in Victoria and our serious injury collision data."