Motorists are fined for holding a phone in a McDonald's drive-thru – as police reveal that they can charge you, even if your mobile is on your lap
- Motorists are in serious trouble because their mobile phone is on lap in drive-thru
- NSW police this week confirmed the rule that drivers are surprised to learn
- The rule says that you cannot touch your phone while driving through drive thrus
- Fines are subject to an already introduced law on not holding phones while driving
Unsuspecting motorists could be beaten with a hefty fine because their cell phone is on their lap as they drive through MacDonald & # 39; s.
The police of New South Wales this week showed that motorists run the risk of being fined if part of their body touches their cell phone while driving in a restaurant.
But the surprising rule is not that new. In fact, it is covered by a long-standing law about not holding your phone while driving a motor vehicle.
Unsuspecting motorists can be beaten with a hefty fine because they have their cell phone in their lap while they are in the drive-thru of McDonalds
The surprising rule is not that new. In fact, it is governed by an already established long-standing law about not holding your phone while driving a motor vehicle (stock)
& # 39; The offense is that you should not drive while using a cell phone, if the vehicle drives through a parking garage, including a drive-thru, drivers can be done & # 39 ;, a NSW spokeswoman said police to Yahoo News.
According to the Transport for New South Wales website, you should not hold your phone in any way while driving a motor vehicle, including in your lap and between your shoulder and your ear.
Anyone caught using their phone while driving through New South Wales can get a five-point fine and must pay a $ 377 fine.
& # 39; During double demerit periods, drivers who break the rules will receive 10 points, & # 39; is on the website.
Elsewhere in the country, motorists are threatened with similar fines.
Car drivers in Queensland can get a fine of $ 391 and have 3 points that are settled with their traffic history if they are held while holding a phone for any reason while driving.
& # 39; Duplicate penalty points apply to breaches of the second or subsequent mobile phone that were committed within 1 year of a previous violation & # 39 ;, posted on the Queensland Goverment website.
The police of New South Wales confirmed this week what many motorists are surprised to learn – your cell phone should not touch any part of your body during a drive
West Australian motorists who are caught with their cell phones behind receive a $ 400 fine and run the risk of losing three points.
While Victorian and West Australian motorists run the risk of being punished the most, with fines in each state that cost $ 484 and $ 447 respectively – in addition to losing four points.
The Northern Territory and Tasmania have the cheapest fines, with drivers being hit with $ 250 and $ 300 respectively and losing three points.
In all states and territories, motorists should only use their phones if they are securely mounted in a holder and do not obscure the view of the road, or if they can be operated without being touched.
& # 39; Drivers may only hold a telephone to pass it on to a passenger & # 39 ;, according to the Transport for New South Wales website.
Daily Mail Australia has approached the NSW police for comments.