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Television receivers and visual display units in motor vehicles

299 Television receivers and visual display units in motor vehicles

(1) A driver must not drive a motor vehicle that has a television receiver or visual display unit in or on the vehicle operating while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked, if any part of the image on the screen—
(a) is visible to the driver from the normal driving position; or
(b) is likely to distract another driver.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2) This section does not apply to the driver if—
(a) the driver is driving a bus and the visual display unit is, or displays, a destination sign or other bus sign; or
(b) the visual display unit—
(i) is, or is part of, a driver’s aid; and
(ii) is not being held by the driver in the driver’s hand; or
Examples of driver’s aids—
• closed-circuit television security cameras
• dispatch system
• mobile phones or tablet computers equipped with GPS receivers, or paired with GPS receivers by bluetooth, being used as navigational aids
• navigational or intelligent highway and vehicle system equipment
• rearview screens
• ticket-issuing machines
• vehicle monitoring devices
(ba) the visual display unit is a mobile data terminal fitted to a police vehicle or an emergency vehicle.

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