Mobile phone use was blamed for this crash on the Bunya Highway near Kumbia in 2016 … one of many crashes Senior Constable Adam Entwistle has attended along the highway (Photo: QPS)
Senior Constable Adam Entwistle

May 31, 2018

Senior Constable Adam Entwistle, from Kumbia Police, has some advice that might just save your life … and also remove the temptation of using your mobile phone when you’re behind the wheel.

Snr Const Entwistle shared the tips recently in the “My Police” blog: 

Most mobile phones today have the ability to be put into a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode while you are driving.

Police recommend we all use this feature to keep our hands, eyes and ears solely concentrating on driving.


  • 1. Open Settings
  • 2. Tap ‘Do Not Disturb’
  • 3. Scroll to “Do Not Disturb While Driving”
  • 4. Tap on “Activate” to choose how you want “Do Not Disturb While Driving” to be turned on. Whenever “Do Not Disturb While Driving” is activated, you’ll see a bar at the top of the screen letting you know incoming notifications are being muted.


These phones are a bit harder.

The easiest way is to use a free app located on the Google Play Store called “Driving Detective”.

Install the app and start it.

Once the app is on, a screen will appear. Allow the app to access notifications on your phone.

You can make changes to how the app works by tapping on the “Do not disturb preferences” and “Priority only settings” – but the default settings are fine.

Once these steps are done you are all set to go!

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