Where to mount your GPS

RACV RoyalAuto magazine

A woman uses a GPS mounted in a car

A GPS must be an integrated part of the vehicle or secured in a commercially designed mount that is properly fixed to the vehicle. A mobile phone may be used as a GPS if it is secured in a commercially designed holder fixed to the vehicle.

However, learner and probationary driver licence holders must not use a mobile phone at all while driving (including when stationary but not parked).
The rules require a driver to have a clear view of the road, and traffic, ahead, behind and to each side of the driver. This means a GPS should be secured out of the central area of the windscreen, so it does not obstruct the driver’s vision. In most vehicles this would be a location to the right of the steering wheel at the base of the windscreen or on the dash but this will depend on the vehicle and the position of the driver.

Slightly different rules apply to motorcycle riders, and these can be found at racv.com.au/roadrules.

Emily McLean

For more details on the Victorian Road Rules, go to racv.com.au/roadrules.
Submit Road Rules questions to RoyalAuto, 550 Princes Hwy, Noble Park North VIC 3174 or royalauto@racv.com.au.