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One goodbye could prevent another

Last year more than 14,400 Queenslanders were fined for illegally using their mobile phone while driving. As an independent advocate for Queensland motorists, RACQ is taking a stand on the issue of illegal mobile phone use in cars to help educate and change driver behaviour. Our new campaign offers a genuine solution for people, so they won’t need to use their phones while driving and remove the temptation.

RACQ, in partnership with the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) will be running a state-wide driver distraction campaign to help change driver behaviours around mobile phone use. ‘Set your phone, then leave it alone’.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will support by promoting the distractions message during Queensland Road Safety Week (26 – 30 August).

Help us reduce the road toll and the use of illegal phone usage in Queensland. We encourage you to ‘Set your phone then leave it alone’ by using the Do Not Disturb While Driving setting on your mobile phone as a reminder that ‘One goodbye (to your phone) could prevent another’ (to your family).

Before you drive, set your phone, then leave it alone

How to set your iPhone to Do Not Disturb





How to set your Android phone to Do Not Disturb

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Here’s a step by step guide on how to set your do not disturb while driving. It’s important to note that you might find some differences in the menu options.

To quickly enable Do Not Disturb go to the Search Bar of either your Android or iPhone device and type in 'Do Not Disturb'. You can ask Siri/Cortana or Google to do this also.

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