Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency, will test safety cameras on three Auckland highways to screen for distracted drivers, Radio New Zealand reports. Drivers caught on camera using their phones behind the wheel would have their privacy protected and would not be cited for distracted driving, according to Waka Kotahi Director of Land Transport Kane Patena. Instead, the trial program is to gauge how much of a problem distracted driving is. Last year, police issued 40,000 citations to drivers caught using their phone while driving.
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