Department of State GrowthTransport

Mobile Phone Ban

Ban hands free devices

All learner (L1 and L2) and provisional (P1 and P2) licence holders will be banned from any mobile phone use, including hands-free and speaker mode.

Young drivers have limited experience and need to devote their attention to driving.  Using a mobile phone while driving causes distraction and increases crash risk.

Removing distractions like mobile phones is a proven way to help reduce distractions and protect new drivers.