Tougher penalties for motorists using a mobile phone while driving would be welcomed by Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell.
Police Commissioner Graham Aston warned people would continue to use their mobile phones while driving unless tougher fines are introduced.
Ms Britnell said she agreed with this, calling for the state government to take action.
"We've heard the Minister and others say that mobile phones are the drink-driving of this generation, a point I would agree with," she said.
"But what we haven't seen is any sort of action to try and rectify this. The government has simply held a series of discussions around the state."
Ms Britnell said using a phone while driving was dumb.
"If you're caught using a phone while driving, you deserve to suffer serious consequences," she said.
"Increasing penalties is a simple way to discourage people from using their phones behind the wheel. Knowing there are going to be strong consequences may help someone make a decision that could save their, or someone's else's life."
From early next year, Queenslanders will have to pay twice as much as Victorians if they're caught driving while using a mobile, with the fine set to rocket to $1000 from February 1, 2020.
Mr Ashton said he was keen for penalties in Victoria to be beefed up too.
"I wouldn't be jumping up and down if it was increased."
A number of people shared their thoughts about increasing fines on The Standard Facebook page.
"As a school crossing supervisor I am appalled at the number of drivers in Camperdown who are not only speeding but many are on their phones when they are in a school zone and going through the crossing," Karen Ailey said.
"Yes it's getting ridiculous," Danili Hocking said.
"I drive from west Warrnambool to Gateway daily and I see so many people using their phones while driving along the highway."
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