There are calls for mobile phone detection cameras to be rolled out on Tasmanian roads, funded by traffic fine revenue.
RACT is urging the state's political parties to commit to implementing new technology that picks up drivers' mobile phone use, as has been done in New South Wales.
"Distraction and speeding are emerging as major road safety challenges - and are widely recognised and condemned by Tasmanian drivers," RACT chief advocacy officer Garry Bailey said.
"Other states are rolling out the latest mobile phone detection and speeding technology to make their roads safer, but Tasmania is lagging behind.
"The next state government should act immediately on two fronts: roll out this new enforcement technology and provide long-term funding for the program with revenue from these cameras."
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Mr Bailey noted that Tasmania was the only state that didn't reinvest its revenue from traffic fines into road safety initiatives, funnelling it instead into general government revenue.
"Other states see millions of dollars being invested from enforcement revenue into road safety programs," he said. "We want to see the same thing in Tasmania, starting with the rollout of these enforcement technologies."
"Our proposition is a simple one - the law-breakers would fund the system.
"This approach must have tripartisan support in the next parliament, as should any proven road safety initiative."
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