Developing technology-neutral road rules for driver distraction


We are looking for a better way to regulate the safe use of technology devices as part of the Australian Road Rules.

This project will develop rules that focus on better outcomes for road users regardless of the technology used. The rules should manage the distraction risks posed by technology, while encouraging innovation and ensuring technology that has the potential to improve safety is not held back.

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July 2018
Issues analysis
December 2018
Public consultation
March 2019
Options analysis
June 2019
Public consultation
October 2019
Preparing recommendations
May 2020
Ministerial council meeting

Latest news

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is examining the effectiveness of the Australian Road Rules relating to driver distraction.

The NTC today released a consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) seeking feedback on technology-neutral options to regulate driver distraction.

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Project manager Luis Gutierrez