25 October 2020
Driving Law Count Down #6- Mobile Phone Use Whilst Driving in Qld
CQCC together with Barron & Allen Lawyers Mackay is passionate about cars and want to keep our car enthusiasts up to date on the law. Here is #6 of our Top 10 driving law count down.
#6 MOBILE PHONE USE WHILST DRIVING IN QUEENSLANDDon’t be tempted to touch your phone while stopped at the traffic lights – it’s an offence and, from 1 February 2020, it will cost you a whopping $1,000 fine and 4 demerit points.
The road rules state that a driver must not “use” a mobile phone that the driver is holding in the driver’s hand while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked. ‘Use’ includes –
- holding the phone to, or near, the ear, whether or not engaged in a phone call;
- writing, sending or reading a text message on the phone;
- turning the phone on or off;
- operating any other function of the phone.