Motorists accuse McDonald & # 39; s of encouraging customers to break the law with ticks in their drive thru
Motorists accuse McDonald & # 39; s of encouraging customers to break the law after discovering controversial sign in a drive thru
- Motorists have accused McDonald & # 39; s of encouraging them to break the law
- Signs in Drive-Thru windows offer Apple and Android Pay
- Drivers must switch off their vehicle completely before they can use their phone
- A driveway is covered by the same jurisdictions as any other public road
Motorists have accused McDonald & # 39; s of encouraging them to break the law by paying with their cell phones in the drive-thru lane.
An image of a plate at a drive-thru from Perth McDonald's with the different options that customers have to pay for their food was posted on Facebook.
The sign informs motorists that they have the option to pay for Apple or Android from their car.
The only way motorists can legally use their phone to pay is when their vehicle is off and in the park, so they are considered non-driving.
A McDonald & # 39; s Drive-Thru window with drivers who are given the option to pay with Apple and Android Pay (photo)
& # 39; McDonald & # 39; s promoting Apple and Android pay via drive-in & # 39 ;, the man wrote on Facebook.
Social media users quickly debated the controversial law.
& # 39; So you have to turn off your engine, remove keys, tap and pay and then restart & # 39 ;, a person wrote.
& # 39; Opening my wallet and looking for my bank card is even more of a distraction & # 39 ;, another added.
Victoria Police has one Facebook poll asked in August if customers thought it was legal to use your phone to pay while in a drive-thru window.
Of the 55,000 votes, 65% thought it was legal, but the police confirmed that this was not the case unless certain precautions were taken.
The only way a motorist can legally use his phone to pay is if his vehicle is completely switched off, so that they are considered as not moving (stock image)
& # 39; If you plan to use your cell phone to pay at the walk-through window, apply the parking brake, turn the engine off, and then go to your cell phone, & # 39; Victoria Police noted.
The drive-thru lane of a fast food chain falls under the same legal jurisdictions as any other public road, where being caught with your cell phone in any way behind the wheel can lead to high fines for guilty drivers.
& # 39; The rules of the road are absolutely applicable in our parking garages and continue, & # 39; told a McDonald & # 39; s spokesperson to Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; The driver must ensure that he drives his vehicle within the applicable traffic rules; including if they choose to use mobile payment methods. & # 39;
& # 39; But provided they do this, it is perfectly legal for customers to pay mobile in drive-thru. & # 39;
Different fines and penalty points apply between states in Australia for using your phone behind the wheel, with the heaviest fine up to $ 534 in South Australia, while motorists in New South Wales may lose five penalty points.
A drive-through for fast food restaurants is covered by the same jurisdictions as any other public road, where being caught with your cell phone in any way behind the wheel can lead to high fines for guilty drivers (stock image)
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