High-tech cameras that catch drivers on their mobile phones will be making their way to Melbourne.

The cameras will come with heavier fines and demerit points as part of a road blitz by the state government.

“I think the entire Victorian community want to see tougher penalties,” Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said.

“What we need is for people to be genuinely afraid of being caught.”

A trial of special speed cameras will be introduced at busy Melbourne intersections and can be zoomed in on phones being used in cars.

“These cameras will, we hope, be able to put the very genuine fear into people that they will be caught,” Pulford said.

Victoria’s current $484 fine is ahead of Tasmania’s $300 fine, NSW’s $344 fine and Queensland and Western Australia’s $400 fine.

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