In-Car DVD/GPS Screens

Submitted: Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 12:43
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"In NSW, driving with a TV/VDU (visual display unit) visible to the driver carries the same penalty as mobile use: $225 and three demerit points. Factory-installed DVD players/TV screens in cars that are dash-mounted typically switch off when the vehicle is in motion. Aftermarket units, however, rely on the installer to do the right thing."

Are they legal???
I searched the ADR's, and looked all around DOTARS but couldnt see any mention of it. I have certainly heard before that DVD screens are not to be visible by the driver when the car is in motion, but what distinguishes between oziexplorer and a DVD?
Has anyone been pulled up on it?
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Reply By: garrycol - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:06

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:06
Many after market DVD players have a handbrake lead so that the player will only work when the handbrake is on. Easy to get around my simply earyhing the lead.

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:31

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:31
I thought I read somehwere that navigation screens and reversing cameras are okay but DVD are not.

I am waiting for headup displays so that navigation info is splattered over the windscreen in front of my eyes. Beats me why speedo readings etc are not there now.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:40

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:40
Didn't the Nissan Bluebird have some form of H.U.D at one stage?

I have been hanging for this for yonks. Have Nav, vehicle telemetry etc all up in front of you, meaning your eyes are off the road for even less time. You'd want it as an option to existing gauges etc though.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:47

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:47
It did. My boss had one.

Only told the Speed from memory , but was handy.

I think one of the Hondas may have it now ?

The Oddessy (People Mover) maybe ?
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Reply By: flappa - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:49

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:49
AFAIK , location also plays a part.

I know the cops get a bit funny with anything on the dash board (i know a couple of blokes chipped for the GPS).

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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:53

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:53
AFAIK in NSW navigational aids are legal, entertainment type systems are not.

I think Brian at GPSOz told me this,

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